- Calvin Vernon
- 9.76 second(s)
- United States (Mesa)
The fastest time to stack a 10 large brick right angle LEGO® tower is 9.76 sec, and was achieved by Calvin Vernon (USA) in Mesa, Arizona, USA, on 8 May 2021.
'When my daughter was born I started thinking about my legacy, and a certified Guinness World Record is at a minimum an anecdote that she would be able to share if I were to not be around anymore.'
Calvin was at a party and the parents and kids were playing with Legos. As things do, this turned in to a competition. Calvin was able to stack Legos faster than any of the other parents at the party.
Calvin looked up Lego related records and found Silvio Sabba and his amazing feats and decided that this was something he wanted to do. Since Calvin had originally been using oversized blocks designed for children, he looked up that record specifically and found that he was able to beat that record just from the short time he had been preparing.
'I knew that I could attain the record, but then the question of longevity came to mind. The current record has only been held since 2018, and I wanted my record to have more legs. My goal was to cut that time in half, which would give me some confidence that the record would stand. I set up a table, optimized the height, worked through optimizing the brick layout design, did a walkthrough with the guidelines, adjusted, guidelines, adjusted, and when I had a process design map and workspace that met all of the requirements, I started training. The biggest obstacle was ensuring that I met all of the criteria. There are a lot of different ways several of the pieces could have been interpreted and more people involved than I was initially prepared for. Once I was able to layout a process and design a guide, the actual setting of the record pace was the simple part that just required repetition.'
'Being the best in the world is something that everyone considers at some point. Whether it is inspired by superheroes on TV, how we deify athletes and strongmen in their respective sports, or by discovering or having the Guinness World Records introduced to us for the first time. Holding a world record is a very cool thing to do, but holding a Guinness World Record, the most respected and widely known in history, is something that I can be proud of, and that my daughter can be proud of when she is old enough to understand the accomplishment.'