We call our favorite outdoor activity RVing, but across the Atlantic the Brits refer to it as “caravanning,” and what better way to celebrate 130 years of RVing in Europe than building the world’s largest Lego teardrop trailer?
Guess how many Legos it takes to build a life-sized trailer?
The photos might look pixelated to you but we promise they’re not. What you’re seeing here is a true-to-life, 12′ long by 7′ tall teardrop trailer made completely out of Lego interlocking bricks.
This giant plastic Lego RV was unveiled to the public at the popular Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 in Birmingham, England, where Guinness World Records officials officially sanctioned the cute little rig as “The World’s Largest Lego Caravan.”
You can even stand up inside this Lego RV.
If the trailer looks familiar that’s because you’ve seen its counterpart in campgrounds around the world. Inspired by a T@B teardrop trailer, the professional Lego design team of Bright Bricks accurately created the Lego caravan to mirror everything featured in and out of the popular camper.
The Bright Bricks team has previously built everything from a real working jet engine to a room-sized replica of Wembley Stadium, so they are no stranger to large-scale Lego reproductions.
Twelve people worked on the record-breaking Lego project.
A team of twelve “LEGO Certified Professional Builders” from Bright Bricks (yes, people really do this for a living!) labored in tight quarters for over 1,000 hours to create this Lego RV. It took the Lego architects exactly 215,158 interlocking plastic bricks to turn it into the life-sized Lego teardrop trailer.
The team left nothing out of the plastic RV. In just twelve weeks they created all the fully-functioning RV trailer amenities you would see in a real teardrop trailer, including:
- a sink with running water
- electric lights
- a bed
- chess set
- even simulated cooking facilities and fridge!
Ever seen a working faucet built with Lego bricks?
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday shared his enthusiasm to the press by exclaiming, “We’re always thrilled to see the creativity, dedication and commitment of the people who aim high and look to achieve something spectacular. The level of detail in the caravan is phenomenal and I’m sure visitors to the NEC over the coming days will be just as impressed as we are.”
Watch them build the Lego teardrop trailer.
Who knows what the team will think up next — maybe a life-sized campground to park it in?
Often called “The O.G. of full-time RVing,” Rene Agredano and her husband Jim Nelson hit the road in a fifth wheel trailer in 2007, after their dog Jerry lost a leg to terminal cancer. Sixteen years later they are still traveling and sharing their nomadic adventures at LiveWorkDream. As a self-employed wordsmith, Rene shares her expertise for many RV industry videos, publications such as the Escapees RV Club Magazine, and has authored numerous books, including the Essential RVing Guide to National Parks, and Income Anywhere, a guide to earning money on the road. She has been featured in global media outlets including the PBS documentary “NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs,” The Guardian Sunday Edition, and the Dan Pink book Free Agent Nation.