After 12 weeks of construction, more than 1,000 man hours and 215,158 individual LEGO pieces, the Largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks was yesterday unveiled at the at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.
The LEGO model was built by a team of 12 professional LEGO builders and measured 2.2 m tall by 3.6 m long and is now on display at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015.
The life-sized camper is based on a real “teardrop” style caravan (as required by Guinness World Records guidelines), and features fully-functioning amenities including a sink with running water, electric lights, a bed, seating, a chess set, toothbrushes and even simulated cooking facilities and fridge.
James Bissett, marketing campaign director for attempt organisers NCC Events and planner of the Motorhome & Caravan Show, said: “We wanted to create something truly unique to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and we are absolutely delighted with our record-breaking model.”
The extraordinary caravan will be displayed alongside its real counterpart at the show from 13-18 October.
After motorcycle racer Carl “Foggy” Fogarty and BBC TV presenter Matt Baker attached the final bricks, a Guinness World Records adjudicator was on hand to announce the record and present an official certificate.
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. We’re always thrilled to see the creativity, dedication and commitment of the people who aim high and look to achieve something spectacular – the level of detail in the caravan is phenomenal and I’m sure visitors to the NEC over the coming days will be just as impressed as we are.”
Following its appearance at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015, the record-breaking travel trailer will also go on display at LEGO fan event BRICK 2015.
This year's BRICK event will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 29th October until the 1st November and will also be returning to London’s Excel from the 10th to the 13th of December.
Guinness World Records will once again have its very own Guinness World Records Live! stand at this year’s show, offering visitors the chance to become a record holder. For more information, head to http://brickshowslive.com/guinness-world-records