May 15, 2013
Image courtesy of LEGO
The Guinness World Record for “Longest Plastic Toy Train Track” goes to the 80 LEGO enthusiasts who gathered in a Danish gym. Construction of the track took about six hours, while it took four more hours for the train itself to travel the length of the track. What a suspense-filled event!
One can imagine a bunch of serious-minded adults wresting some of the 93,307 LEGO elements away from their children, with the resultant layout winding regularly like the Chartres labyrinth. Still, at 4000 meters (12,000 feet) long, it is a major accomplishment; the participants won’t have to indulge in that sitcom trope of going for “most Guinness World Record attempts.”