Lego Brick Caravan – A Record Built Piece by Piece
Dreams are those that make us stand-out in the crowd and give us wings in the day to day life. When they come true, all the world lies at our feet and nothing can stop us anymore, we can prove anything to anybody. This is exactly what 12 professional Lego builders were after when they sought to exceed their limits and prove that the tiny pieces can be put together to form more than a simple toy. What they made at the end of a meticulous work is more than our imagination can conceive – a fully functioning real sized caravan, ready to be towed and driven around.
Now, if you have any doubts this may not be true, here is the supreme argument: the representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records were present at the event, and bestowed the title of “largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks” on the camper. 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 finally unveiled at the at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The LEGO model was built by a team of 12 professional Lego builders and measured 2.2 meters tall by 3.6 meters 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. Let’s make one thing clear: these are all built from the same tiny pieces.
“We wanted to create something truly unique to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and we are absolutely delighted with our record-breaking model”, one of the 12 enthusiasts told the Guinness World Records website.
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.