Eighty Danish Lego devotees actually got together and assisted Henrik Ludvigsen in creating history, as Ludvigsen had in mind to construct the world’s longest plastic toy train track – using nothing but Lego bricks.
More than 80 LEGO enthusiasts gathered in Denmark on the 10th and 11th of May 2013 to put the nearly 100.000 elements bricks and rails together. It took about six hours before the electric LEGO train was set in motion. After almost four hours of travel time the train reached the end of the line and received the world record award for creating the Worlds longest plastic toy train track.
The man behind the world record attempt is adult LEGO fan Henrik Ludvigsen, who got the idea after noticing the large number of rails he had in his personal LEGO storage. With the help of advertisements in newspapers and on the internet he received blue LEGO rails from all over the world – enough to set the world record.
It is a whopping 4,000.25 m (13,124 ft) here (which would mean approximately four kilometers in total), and the entire feat was achieved using 93,307 pieces. Obviously, the record keepers over at Guinness approved at this world record attempt, where the Lego train engine actually took all four hours in order to complete its epic journey from one end to the other.
Henrik says it’s a project that has been one and a half years in the making, with the final build using over 93,000 bricks. Explainging the genesis of the record attempt, Henrik recalls, “The day before Christmas I was cleaning out a room in our house when I found all my old blue tracks. While my wife was asleep on the couch I went off to surf the internet and got this crazy idea that I want to build the longest Lego train track in the whole world.”