A new Guinness World Record for the largest Lego sculpture has been set in the UK, where a 13-metre high replica of the London’s iconic Tower Bridge was created using an astounding 5,805,846 individual pieces. This huge 13-metre high LEGO version of London’s Tower Bridge created for Land Rover to launch their New Discovery car has set a new world record.
About Lego :
Lego is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark.
- The company’s flagship product, Lego, consists of colourfulinterlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and various other parts.
- Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects; vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects.
- The Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then a global Lego subculture has developed. Supporting movies, games, competitions, and six Lego land amusement parks have been developed under the brand. As of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced.
- In February 2015, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance’s “world’s most powerful brand”.
- The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen , a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932.
- In 1934, his company came to be called “Lego”, derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”. In 1947, Lego expanded to begin producing plastic toys. In 1949 Lego began producing, among other new products, an early version of the now familiar interlocking bricks, calling them “Automatic Binding Bricks”.
- These bricks were based in part on theKiddicraftSelf-Locking Bricks, which were patented in the United Kingdom in 1939 and released in 1947. Lego modified the design of the Kiddicraft brick after examining a sample that they received from the supplier of an injection-molding machine that Lego purchased. The bricks, originally manufactured from cellulose acetate, were a development of the traditional stackable wooden blocks of the time.
- Lego pieces of all varieties constitute a universal system. Despite variation in the design and the purposes of individual pieces over the years, each piece remains compatible in some way with existing pieces.
- Lego bricks from 1958 still interlock with those made in the current time, and Lego sets for young children are compatible with those made for teenagers. Six pieces of 2×4 bricks can be combined in 915,103,765 ways.
About the World record,
The bricks used in the construction would stretch for almost 200 miles – the equivalent distance from Tower Bridge in London to Paris.
- The team led by Duncan Titmarsh, a LEGO Certified Professional, it took five months to construct the Tower Bridge structure.
- The new record beats the previous title holder – a replica of a Star Wars X-wing fighter, built from 5,335,200 bricks in 2013 to promote the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon.