Land Rover Sets A LEGO World Record
Land Rover Sets A LEGO World Record! Land Rover recently set the world record for the Largest Lego Sculpture (most bricks) with a huge 42.5 foot replica of the Tower Bridge in London. The replica was built for the grand unveiling of the New Land Rover Discovery, which took place in Warwickshire, UK. The sculpture was created from 5,805,846 individual pieces, beating the previous record of 5,335,200, which was used to build a replica of a Star Wars X-wing fighter. According to the Guinness World Book of Records, laying the bricks end to end would be around 200 miles of the equivalent distance from the Tower Bridge in London to Paris.
To help ring in the celebration, Bear Grylls, rappelled from the top of the Tower Bridge through the open drawbridge and onto the stage beside the New Discovery. In a previous blog post, we talked about the video Land Rover released that featured Bear Grylls and six professionals from the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team parachuting to show how quickly you can adjust the seating in the new Discovery. For the finale, Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie drove the SUV through 900mm-deep water that was installed under the bridge replica. He was towing a LEGO replica of the Land Rover BAR boat, a 186,500-brick model of the boat what will compete in next year’s America’s cup.
The only UK LEGO Certified Professional, Duncan Titmarsh, led the construction which took five months for the expert LEGO Master Builder to construct. Speaking on confirmation of the world record, Emma Owen, LEGO UK and Ireland Spokeswoman, said: “We are thrilled that Jaguar Land Rover has used LEGO bricks to add some Guinness World Record-breaking creativity to the launch of the latest Discovery. This is an epic, outstanding build that absolutely captures the imagination in a way we haven’t seen before. With LEGO bricks and some imagination you really can build anything!”
Check out the video below: