Why simply build a toy-sized vehicle when you you can go life-sized? That’s probably what the creator of the world’s largest LEGO caravan had in mind when he built this incredible, record-breaking piece.
Self-described “Brick Builder” Ben Craig of Queensland, Australia just set a Guinness World Record by building a full-sized—and functional—caravan, constructed entirely out of LEGO bricks. The completed replica of a 1973 Viscount Royal caravan features a kitchen with LEGO food, like Australian staple Vegemite and a carton of LEGO milk in the working fridge.
The caravan also features running water, electricity to power lights and even a “stiff” bed. “It’s a LEGO bed—it’s designed to hold weight but it is very, very straight,” Craig explained.
Working in his garage with a team of volunteers Craig and his helpers, which included his two young kids, pieced together the caravan using 288,630 LEGO pieces. It took them 540 hours, or about five months, to complete.
It also cost him $72,000 in bricks and parts, which is pretty steep price tag when you consider that the real-life version of the caravan sells for around $2,000, according to Inside Edition. Even so, the experience of building such a massive LEGO creation—and setting a Guinness World Record with his kids—is definitely priceless.
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