It's a record! World's largest caravan built from LEGO unveiled at the NEC

Matt Baker, Duncan Titmarsh and Carl Fogarty standing proud outside the LEGO caravan
Matt Baker, Duncan Titmarsh and Carl Fogarty standing proud outside the LEGO caravan

Tuesday, 13, Oct 2015 01:54

by Joe Jeffrey

World's largest LEGO caravan unveiled at Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015

The world's largest caravan built with interlocking plastic LEGO bricks has been unveiled today at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning this year. The LEGO brick caravan was certified the world's largest by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator with celebrities Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty and Matt Baker laying the final bricks.

Built by a team of 12 LEGO Certified Professional Builders over more than 1,000 man hours, the 2.2m tall and 3.6m long model caravan features a full interior with working electric lights, sink with running water, fridge, simulated cooking facilities, a bed and seating - just like the real thing. It's been decked out with plenty of items made of LEGO bricks that you'd find in a real caravan, including chess set, toothbrushes, frying pan, and even milk in the fridge!

The model is based on a 'teardrop' style caravan and, as part of a unique feature in Hall 12 at the show, will sit side-by-side with the real thing from today until 18 October 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.

James Bissett, marketing campaign director for NCC Events, organisers of the Motorhome & Caravan Show, said: "We wanted to create something truly unique to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and we are absolutely delighted with our record breaking model. Everyone that's seen it so far has been amazed by the level of detail and blown away by how similar it is to the real thing, the interior is incredible."

Bissett added: "Leisure caravanning has a wonderful heritage and is going strong today with many millions of families enjoying themselves in the great outdoors every year. The Motorhome & Caravan Show is evidence of how far the industry has come, while still staying true to its roots of freedom and exploration. We've got 400 exhibitors filling 11 halls with everything from motorhomes worth more than £250,000 to new family caravans, cool new campervan conversions, trailer tents and luxury lodges not to mention hundreds of accessories and destination ideas!"

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday also commented: "How better to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning than with a world record? Record-breaking is particularly fascinating when two worlds collide - in this case, the worlds of caravanning and LEGO building! LEGO is proving to be extremely popular with record breakers, so much so that we have entire spreads dedicated to it in the Guinness World Records 2016 Edition. 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."

Check out the footage below to watch a time-lapse video of what it took to create this outstanding masterpiece brick by brick.

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