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October 2018


The world's biggest LEGO caravan

It's a record! Pictured at the official announcement are (from left) Mr Sodel, Caravanning Queensland general manager Jason Plant,
John Cochrane Advertising chief executive John Cochrane, Top Parks head David Smith and LEGO brick builder Ben Craig


LEGO caravan officially recognised as the biggest

It's a new world record for Oz

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CARAVANNING Queensland and Top Parks have been officially recognised as holders of a new Guinness World Records title for the largest ever LEGO caravan.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Brian Sobel announced the news after inspecting the caravan at the Brisbane Holiday Village.

It beat the record set up in the UK by 73,472 bricks.

Built to celebrate the 50th annual Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow, it took a team of up to 20 adult fans of LEGO from across Queensland and interstate to accomplish.

The project took 10 weeks to plan, over 20 weeks to build, more than 530-man hours and features 288,630 LEGO bricks held together by 70 litres of glue.

The life-size replica of an iconic 1973 Viscount Royal Australia’s largest caravan manufacturer in the 70s and sits atop an original and functioning Viscount chassis.

Lego cake
Celebratory cake to mark the achievement

Caravanning Queensland general manager Jason Plant said his organisation always wanted to do something on a grand scale, and building the world's largest LEGO caravan was the perfect idea.

"It's fantastic to be part of a project that will connect two great family activities – LEGO and holidaying – and shed a new light on caravanning and camping in Queensland with a Guinness World Records title," he said.

Head of Top Parks David Smith said as Australia's largest network of independent parks, the company had thrown its support behind the project.

"The Viscount 'van symbolises the memories of many Australians, back in the 70s and 80s, of a family caravanning and camping trip," he said.

"Manufacturing has come a long way since then, but you still can't go past hooking a caravan on and exploring the outback."

It was hoped the caravan would hit the road, visiting key destinations in his company's extensive network of parks, Mr Smith said.

"It's fair to say it will turn some heads, and we hope it will also inspire people to make their own dream holidays a reality – no matter how ambitious they may be."

Avid caravanner and LEGO builder Ben Craig said the project was not without its difficulties, with the capabilities of LEGO bricks being pushed with its large open interior.

"Overall, I'm really happy with the result. Let’s go camping," he quipped.

The caravan is fully equipped with a double bed, wardrobe, sink with running water, stove, refrigerator, dinette, cupboards with sliding drawers and operating tail-lights.


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