To celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning this year, the team behind the national Motorhome & Caravan Show is aiming for a new Guinness World Record by building the largest ever touring caravan made of LEGO bricks.
Requiring more than 150,000 individual interlocking plastic LEGO bricks, the life-size model caravan will be completed and officially unveiled to the world on Tuesday 13 October – the opening day of the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.
It will feature a full interior, with working electric lights, sink, simulated cooking facilities, bed and seating enabling people to get inside. A special guest will lay the final LEGO bricks on opening morning.
A team of eight professional LEGO brick builders will take more than 1,000 man hours to build the model, which will be based on a modern, T@B 320 RS ‘teardrop’ caravan. When unveiled at the Motorhome & Caravan Show the LEGO brick model will sit side-by-side with a real T@B 320 RS caravan as part of a feature area in Hall 12.
In line with the Guinness World Record attempt, the project build will be filmed and photographed from start to finish, with regular updates posted on the Motorhome & Caravan Show website and on social media using the hashtag #legobrickcaravan.