Life-size LEGO RV Sets New Guinness World Record

A life-size, fully functional caravan trailer made entirely from LEGO bricks was presented this week at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, during the 2015 Motorhome & Caravan Show.

 [photo courtesy of Guinness World Records]

The trailer set the surprisingly specific record for “largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks.” The model uses 215,158 LEGO bricks to faithfully recreate all the functions of a real RV, including running water and electricity. While sadly the heating elements and stove are non-functional lest the bricks melt, the refrigerator is perfectly capable of keeping its LEGO-built food safely preserved. Impressively, even the table folds down into a functional (albeit very firm) bed, just like real caravan trailers. The caravan will be on display Oct. 13-18 at the show, then again at the end of the month for UK’s Brick 2015 LEGO convention.

The model was created by UK’s Bright Bricks, LEGO Certified Professional Duncan Titmarsh and Ed Diment’s company. We’ve featured Ed’s monstrously large military ships many times here on TBB.

via Guinness World Records.

3 comments on “Life-size LEGO RV Sets New Guinness World Record

  1. Chris Post author

    Deus: Hard to tell, but if I had to guess, I’d say the frame and wheels are normal materials. I don’t think a LEGO frame could support that much weight. I guess it was still good enough to count for Guinness, though.

  2. Ralph

    I was actually over at Bright Bricks while they were building this, but I couldn’t publish anything about it before the official unveiling. The base of the caravan, including the wheels, aren’t LEGO, but are from a real caravan instead. There’s also a metal frame inside the walls with a few cross members through the roof, if anything because of safety reasons. As the video shows, people can actually go in and sit inside. The working lights are non-lego too and there’s a working sink in there, that’s covered in LEGO. The working tap is, similarly, a hose with LEGO around it. It’s not just “good enough to count for Guinness”; they were in consultation with Guinness over what was allowed and to work out the process of ascertaining how many bricks were used, which seemed to involve a lot of weighing and counting. It’s hugely impressive.

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