It's the "largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks"
Stepping barefoot on a LEGO brick is—as many can attest—an unpleasant experience, but just imagine sleeping on thousands of them. If that thought doesn’t phase you, well… consider this cozy camper for your next home on the road. It’s made entirely of LEGO bricks.
The life-size LEGO camper was revealed last year at the UK’s Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015, at which point it was officially crowned the “largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks” in the world, as certified by Guinness World Records. It took a team of 12 professional LEGO builders an incredible 12 weeks and over 1,000 man hours to complete the project, which now measures a sizable 7.2 feet tall and 11.8 feet long. All told, the caravan build saw the placement of 215,158 individual bricks—frankly, a lot.
If its shape looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it’s based on a road-going T@B teardrop trailer, in fact, it shares the trailer’s conventional steel frame. But apart from the chassis and a few roof support bars, this caravan is all-LEGO. Inside, there are plenty of LEGO amenities—from a faux cooktop and refrigerator, to a chess set and various cutlery. Amazingly, the sink even features running water and the overhead lights click on and off. When you’re ready to get off your feet, the trailer’s table can collapse and form a bed space as well. Pretty nifty. Following its big debut at the Motorhome and Caravan Show, the teardrop trailer later went on display at Birmingham’s BRICK 2015 LEGO event, where it made a big splash with brick fans. RELATED: This Vintage LEGO Jeep Costs More than Some Actual Jeeps
The crew behind the life-size LEGO caravan, the UK’s Bright Bricks, is no stranger to big builds. They’ve previously recreated a 26-foot long version of the Queen Mary and even produced a giant Iron Man Hulkbuster suit, among many other adventurous builds. Looking for some caravan fun, albeit in smaller scale? LEGO does offer a few other delightful teardrop trailers as well, for your brick-building pleasure. RELATED: Check Out These Amazing Mad Max LEGO Sets Photo Credit: NCC Follow @thetirekicker