Officials say it took 80 Lego plastic toy enthusiasts nearly six hours to assemble what now has proven to be the longest recognized plastic toy train track ever – nearly three miles.
And it took the little engine that could some four hours to cover the course, at a break-neck speed of just about 1.2 miles per hour.
“I have yet to come across the path of someone who loathes all things Lego,” wrote Ubergizmo blogger Edwin Kee. “Who can resist these precise fitting plastic bricks that get the job done, unraveling the imagination of the masses?
“Well, on May 10th and May 11th, 80 Danish Lego devotees actually got together and assisted Henrik Ludvigsen in creating history, as Ludvigsen had in mind to construct the world’s longest plastic toy train track – using nothing but Lego bricks, of course.”
The company confirmed that the track was 4,000.25 meters long, or 13,124 feet. It took 93,307 Lego pieces, and it earned the title of the longest plastic toy train track from the Guinness Book of World Records.
The company said it took six hours for the 80 workers (480 total hours) to assemble the track, and “after almost four hours of travel time the train reached the end of the line and received the world record award.”
Ludvigsen got the idea after noticing a huge number of rail pieces that he had in his personal collect.
“With the help of advertisements in newspapers and on the Internet he received blue Lego rails from all over the world – enough to set the world record, the company said.