Halo 4 glyph flies over London – lots of launch images

Microsoft has today released details and images of the massive 50 foot 3.2 ton Halo 4 glyph which flew over central London last night to mark the launch of Halo 4 today. A star studded showing was on hand to experience the launch of Microsoft’s biggest release this year as gamers queued up to get their hands on the game for the first time. Take a look at the many images courtesy of UK Xbox team.

Here are some key facts about the illuminated Halo 4 glyph.

  • The Glyph measures 50 feet in diameter and weighs 3.2 ton
  • This is one of the largest and brightest man-made flying structures to ever be flown by helicopter.
  • A team of over 50 designers, engineers and fabricators created the Glyph.
  • It took approximately 8 weeks to design and construct: 2 weeks to design with the engineers, 4 weeks to build the aluminum structure and 2 weeks to apply the LED lighting.
  • There are 455 LED light strips mounted onto 37 panels and a total of 113,096 LEDs of a pure orange color consuming 20 KW of power!
  • The dynamic lighting effects are all powered and controlled from an onboard electrical and computer system, which was remote controlled from a boat following the Glyph.
  •  The helicopter flew at a height of 600 feet with the Glyph suspended 350 feet above the River Thames.

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