A new Guinness World Record is set to be claimed at the 2015 Motorhome & Caravan Show, celebrating 130 years of leisure caravanning this year.
A team of eight professional LEGO brick builders will take more than 1,000 man-hours to build the largest touring caravan, made of LEGO bricks, based on a modern, T@B 320 RS ‘teardrop’ caravan.
Unveiled on the opening day of the show (13 October) at the NEC, the model will feature a full interior, with working electric lights, sink, simulated cooking facilities, bed and seating enabling people to get inside. The show will run until 18 October.
James Bissett, marketing campaign director for NCC Events, organiser of the Motorhome & Caravan Show, said: “We wanted to create something unique and truly exciting to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and I can’t wait to unveil our, hopefully, Guinness World Record breaking, LEGO brick caravan at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015.
Supported by The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club, the show fills 11 halls at the NEC and showcases every type of leisure vehicle, including caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents and folding caravans, luxury lodges and caravan holiday homes.
“People of all ages are fans of LEGO, and the same goes for caravanning, it appeals to both young and old alike and creates memories that last forever. Leisure caravanning has such a strong 130 year heritage and it continues to be popular, with more than 50 million nights spent in caravans in the UK, and a £6 billion a year contribution to the economy, each year,” he added.
“The show will be the first place to see our LEGO brick caravan and we believe it will be a fantastic attraction for our visitors as something like this has never been done before anywhere in the world.”
The February edition of Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show reported a record 87,000 visitors in attendance, up three per cent compared to 2014.
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