Video: 5 amazing LEGO® records from 2018

By Connie Suggitt

More beyond belief brick records have been set in 2018 as people have taken on various challenges with LEGO®. 

2018 has seen LEGO® records ranging from awesome builds such as the Largest LEGO® brick flag, where LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto celebrated Canada Day 2018 in spectacular fashion, to eye-watering feats, with Rebrickulous smashing the record for the Farthest distance walking barefoot on LEGO® bricks

LEGO® itself has also enjoyed success in the gaming world with its video game, LEGO® Star Wars: The Complete Saga, achieving the title of the Best-selling Star Wars videogame with 15.33 million sales as of 19 April. 

In addition to these great records, we've compiled some of our favourite record-breaking LEGO® builds from the past year. 

Largest LEGO® brick cherry blossom tree

Springtime in Japan was celebrated by LEGOLAND® Japan with the Largest LEGO® brick cherry blossom tree (supported)

The Nagoya-based theme park wanted to celebrate its first anniversary with style by creating a Japanesque work using LEGO® blocks.

Largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree

The resulting beautiful plastic sakura tree measured 4.38 m (14 ft 4 in) tall, 5.42 m (17 ft 9 in) long and 4.93 m (16 ft 2 in) wide, and consisted of over 800,000 LEGO® bricks!

The tree was designed and built by a team of staff in the Czech Republic. After more than 6,700 hours of hard work, the LEGO® tree was shipped to Japan for final assembly.

Largest LEGO® brick ship

To celebrate the launch of a new 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship, a Hong Kong tourism company, Dream Cruises, decided to mark the occasion by building a large-scale replica out of LEGO, resulting in the Largest LEGO® brick ship.

Cruises enthusiasts from around the world helped put the LEGO ship together as part of Dream Cruises' '#TogetherWeBuildDreams' campaign.

Largest LEGO ship collage

Constructed using more than 2.5 million LEGO blocks, the ship model weighs over 2,800 kg and measures 8.44 m (27.7 ft) long, 1.33 m (4.36 ft) wide and 1.53 m (5 ft) tall.

Largest LEGO® brick sundial

In an arts district of Beijing, a sundial earning the title for Largest LEGO® brick ring sundial (supported) has been built containing more than 45,000 LEGO® DUPLO bricks to show passers-by the time in a traditional way.

This huge LEGO creation in the Chinese capital with a diameter of 2.91 m (9 ft 6 in) and a thickness of 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in) achieved a brand new Guinness World Records title.

The attempt took more than three months to design and prepare with astronomy professionals and mechanical structural engineers invited to participate.

Largest great ball contraption

This record-breaking ball contraption, which was made up of a staggering 259 modules, was so big it took 40 minutes for a ball to pass all the way through.

The Largest great ball contraption was created at LEGO® World Denmark in Copenhagen with modules including multiple bridges, rotating wheels, and a shot into a basketball hoop.

What is a great ball contraption? A great ball contraption is made of LEGO® Technic components, and, at its simplest, has just one aim: to get balls from the beginning to the end of the device.

Largest LEGO® brick caravan

In sunny Australia, a brick-tastic new record was set for the Largest LEGO® brick caravan, which consisted of 288,630 individual bricks and took five weeks to complete. The record attempt took place at the Top Parks caravanning and camp site in Brisbane.

The record was achieved by John Cochrane Advertising, who created the concept, Caravanning Queensland and Top Parks, who sponsored the event, and Ben "The Brick Builder" Craig, who oversaw the building of the caravan (all Australia).


The caravan consisted of basic amenities such as running water and electricity, as well as some home comforts. These included a checkers board, flowers and flower pot, milk and cheese in the fridge, a piece of toast, a saucepan and fried egg, and the Aussie staple, a jar of Vegemite, ALL made of LEGO®!

Want to see more cool LEGO® records like these ones?

If so, you’ll love our Making History pages in the brand new Guinness World Records 2019.

Using LEGO®, we illustrate and explain important record-breaking objects such as the Statue of Liberty and Apollo mission’s Saturn V rocket, examining their designs, structure and technical specifications in fully illustrated and colourful, poster-style pages.

We also have loads of other amazing engineering and construction related record pages that allow you to 'meet the makers' who combine active imaginations, practical skills and perseverance to build epic inventions, or everyday items on a massive scale!