Did you have Lego blocks when you were a kid? Did you build something that set a Guinness world record? Neither did we.
Of course, we didn’t have 215,000 piece to work with either, or the attention span to put more than 1000 hours into the project. But that’s what it took for twelve Lego professionals to construct their life-sized, ultra-realistic “teardrop-style” caravan. Their impressive replica was just unveiled at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 at Birmingham, England’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), and visitors can see the real caravan it copies sitting beside it.
The Lego version has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest caravan ever built with interlocking Lego pieces.
The replica features a Lego sink, Lego utensils and a Lego refrigerator. The fridge and sink are just for show, but there are also real electric lights, a bed, seating, a chess set, toothbrushes and even simulated cooking facilities.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “How better to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning than with a world record? Record-breaking is particularly fascinating when two worlds collide – in this case, the worlds of caravanning and Lego building! Lego is proving to be extremely popular with record breakers, so much so that we have entire spreads dedicated to it in the Guinness World Records 2016 Edition.”
After motorcycle racer Carl “Foggy” Fogarty and BBC-TV presenter Matt Baker attached the final bricks, a Guinness World Records judge was there to announce the record and present the intrepid Lego builders with an official certificate documenting their achievement.
Following its exhibition at the show, it will go on to appear at the Lego fan event BRICK 2015, taking place at the NEC from October 29 through November 1, and London’s Excel from the 10th to the 13th of December.