Holding the Guinness World Record as ‘the largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks’ a caravan creation has gone on display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Built by 12 model-makers using 215,158 Lego bricks, a life-size caravan that holds the Guinness World Record as ‘the largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks’, does almost everything a real one can do, with electric lights, running water and even seats that fold into a bed.
The brilliant brickwork continues with an English breakfast in the frying pan on the two-hob burner, a vase full of flowers on the table, toothbrushes and a tube of toothpaste by the sink, a milk carton in the fridge and even a complete chess set.
Measuring 3.6 metres long and weighing in at 1200kg, the project took over two months to build and more than 1,000 man-hours. Layers of Lego bricks were built on top of a conventional caravan chassis, proving how strong and versatile the plastic pieces can be. Only standard off-the-shelf Lego pieces were used, with no custom-made components.
Visitors to the National Motor Museum can see up-close how this caravan stacks up. Designed to mimic a classic T@B 320 teardrop-style caravan, it was created two years ago by LEGO building specialist Bright Bricks as part of the National Caravan Council’s Freedom to Go campaign.
The campaign aims to change the public’s perception of leisure vehicles, inspire and educate them about holidays in trailer tents, motorhomes, touring caravans, caravan holiday homes and lodges.
The unique LEGO caravan is now on show next to the Caravan and Motorhome Club collection display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
The LEGO caravan will be on display there until October.
Entrance to Beaulieu includes admission to the National Motor Museum, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and grounds and Palace House, which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538.
Follow this link to a time-lapse video to see how the LEGO caravan was built: https://youtu.be/LzxrWXchzOg.
For tickets and more information visit www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.