Employees of the shipping and transport services company DFDS A/S recently embarked on a record-breaking journey to build the world’s Largest LEGO ship (supported) and successfully constructed an incredible boat that measured 12.035 metres long (39 ft 4 in).
The new Guinness World Records title was confirmed at an event organised to celebrate DFDS’s 150th anniversary in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Guinness World Records adjudicator Christopher Lynch presented an official certificate to the company.
The boat, which was constructed in the company’s brand colours of blue and white, was built using over one million interlocking plastic bricks and weighs a whopping 2,860 kg.
Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS commented: “While people all over the world have been cheering on the Olympic participants in Rio over the last couple of weeks, we have stayed at home and cheered on our own Guinness World Records attempt here at DFDS. However, the main aim was to celebrate our 150th anniversary together by building something big to mark such an outstanding anniversary. It has been important for us for colleagues from all locations in Europe across national boundaries to be given the opportunity to make their mark on this beautiful ship. I am proud that together we have reached this goal.”
It took 900 person hours to build and thousands of DFDS employees from across the globe got on board, assisted in the challenge by a few LEGO building professionals.
The enormous ship was christened ‘Jubilee Seaways’ by Inge Grønvold, Director of the commercial foundation Lauritzen Fonden – a parent company of DFDS.
At the traditional naming ceremony, a LEGO bottle of champagne was smashed against the side of the plastic boat.
The Jubilee Seaways will be setting off on a voyage around Europe to give people the chance to admire the record-breaking creation.