To celebrate the release of Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters! in the UK and Australia, we are thrilled to announce that 13-year-old Lily Connors from Swansea in Wales is the new record title holder for the Largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia.
Fans of the Time Lord don’t come much keener than Lily, who has amassed a staggering 6,641 items related to the hit TV show.
She became a fan of the programme when she was just four years old after her father gifted her his three Dapol figures: a white dalek, a Tom Baker figurine, and a cyberman. He then went on to build her a Tardis wardrobe.
Her collection includes figurines and props to mugs and collector’s cards. However, there is one item Lily still longs to add to her collection: a full-sized Dalek.
Asked how she feels about being featured in the Blockbusters! 2017 book, Lily said: “It’s really awesome! I’m so excited and can’t wait for my friends to see it.”
Lily has beaten the previous record, held by Ian O'Brien of Manchester, UK, by a staggering 4,620 items.
Now that she has a Guinness World Records title, her next dream in to be an extra in an episode of Doctor Who - though her record-breaking collection has already led her to meet many of the show’s stars.
“I have met most of the doctors and companions from the Doctor Who series at Comic Cons and filming in the UK,” said Lily. “Peter Capaldi has signed my Tardis wardrobe and actually got into it with me. Jenna Coleman was the first companion I ever met. Ian McNiece who plays Winston Churchill in Doctor Who has sent me lots of Doctor Who items, and we all meet up at comic cons near us.”
It seems like record-breaking must run in the family, as Lily's brother Tom holds multiple basketball Guinness World Records titles.
Lily features in Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters! alongside hundreds of the latest records from the world of movies, social media, celebrity, toys and beyond.
Visit our kids website to meet more of the stars from Blockbusters! 2017, plus read exclusive interviews, play games and try out some fun record challenges.
The book is available in good book stores across the UK, US and Australia – or you can pick up a copy from Amazon right now.