Tuesday, 16 October 2012



FOLLOWING a global vote to find the world’s favourite LEGO model the eight LEGOLAND Discovery Centres across the world, including Manchester, are set to teach the world how to build a Christmas Train from the famous bricks.

The attractions are set to make Guinness World Record history as they bring together the largest number of people learning to build the same LEGO model across the world at any one time. 

The record will be attempted on Thursday 15 November, Guinness World Record Day, when the LEGOLAND Discovery Centres will hold a bumper day of model building as they attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the “largest toy construction lesson”, or master model builder’s workshop.

The Master Model Builders at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centres hold over 40,768 LEGO building classes across the world each year, teaching over 1,019,200 children how to build using about 40, 768,000 LEGO bricks but this time they will all be holding one lesson simultaneously across the world on one day at the same time.

The ten lessons will be held in Atlanta, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Duisberg, Kansas City, Manchester (holding two lessons), Oberhausen and Tokyo for 30 mins at exactly the same time of day starting at 6am in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City; 7am in Atlanta; whilst it will be 9pm on the other side of the world in Tokyo, Japan; 12 noon here in the Manchester, UK and 1pm in Germany. 

Following a global vote across the attraction’s social networks of over 68 thousand fans the favourite LEGO model chosen was an 82 brick, red and green, festive train. 

Before the vote the eight especially recruited Master Model Builders put their heads together and selected three models for the world’s LEGO fans to vote on for the lessons.  Voters were asked to chose between a turkey, a christmas train and a rocking horse.

“LEGO fans across the world can register to take part in the Guinness World Record attempt online http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/worldrecord/
.  Applicants will be selected to take part in heats to help the master model builders select the right LEGO builders to be among their most important pupils yet. Fans can keep up to date with the Guinness World Record progress on Twitter, using the hashtag #worldrecord.”

Located in Barton Square at The Trafford Centre, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn.  Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to an amazing recreation of the North West’s most iconic buildings, the Centre not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.

MINILAND, built from more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks, brings the local area to miniature life with moving airships and trains.

The Centre involves just one entry fee, with all attractions included in the cost. Tickets are available online from just £8.10 per person when pre-booking ten days in advance of visit.

The Centre is open from 10am seven days a week. The Centre remains open until 7pm daily, with the last admission at 5pm – see www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.co.uk
 follow on Twitter – http://twitter.com/LDCManchester
 and use the hashtag #worldrecord.

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