Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

World’s Largest LEGO Minifigure

June 5, 2010

Recently in the Netherlands they built the World’s Tallest LEGO Tower. As part of the event they asked Robert of Amazing Brick Creations to design a the World’s Largest LEGO Minifig.

During the World’s Largest LEGO tower Event June 2010 held in Limmen children also build their own World Record: World’s Largest LEGO mini figure. This so called Dutch Flower Girl is build using around 135.500 LEGO bricks. She is 3,648 m tall and weight 300+ kg!
821 Children, 100+ parents, teachers and many volunteers helped building.

I was actually involved in the planning, if from very far away. That’s why I love the internet, you can connect with people all over the world. πŸ˜€

Robert contacted me because although he has experience building, he had never designed or built something so large, plus he didn’t know how to plan a building event. As I have done both designing in large scale and building events, I was able to help him through a series of emails to plan it out.

From the looks of the video it came out great. Congrats to Robert and all the people involved in this event! πŸ™‚

Kids Build Giant BMW X1 out of LEGO

November 20, 2009

Have you ever wanted to make a life-sized LEGO car? Europe seems to be the land of giant LEGO models what with James May’s full scale house and the Giant LEGO Man that washed ashore in the Netherlands, it just seems to happen.

Now it Germany, they’ve made the next life size model — a BMW X2.

As everyone who has played with the famous colored bricks knows, with LEGO, nothing is impossible. Not even a full-size replica of a BMW X1 that was created by 800 children aged between 5 and 13 years old (with a little help from the Bavarian automaker’s staff of course) who visited the BMW Welt in Munich last week. The build of the yellow-colored X1 took four days and approximately 165,000 LEGO bricks to complete.

Although not as smooth looking as the LEGO Volvo XZ90 that was made over in the Enfield, Connecticut Model Shop, it still is really impressive. Especially because the XZ90 was made by Master Model Builders and took 3 months to make.

You can see more pictures of the event here.