A life-size, fully functioning caravan built entirely from LEGO bricks has made its debut at the Birmingham NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show, and snatched a new world record in the process.
Unveiled at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on October 13, the impressive vehicle took a team of 12 professional LEGO builders 12 weeks to complete.
Made from 215,158 individual LEGO bricks, the caravan smashed the previous LEGO record of 20,000 bricks in one caravan.
Based on a real “teardrop” caravan as per Guinness World Record guidelines, the caravan now holds the record for ‘Largest caravan built with interlocking bricks’.
Measuring 2.2m tall and 3.6m long, the fully functioning caravan features caravan staples including a sink with running water, electric lights, cooking facilities, seating, and even a bed.
The one-of-a-kind trailer will be on display at the show from 13 – 18 October.
NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show event organiser James Bissett told Guinness: “We wanted to create something truly unique to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and we are absolutely delighted with our record-breaking model.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “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, the record-breaking trailer will also go on display at the LEGO fan event BRICK 2015 later in the year.
Watch the construction below: