Lego railway declared longest plastic train set ever
May 20, 2013
Eighty Danish Lego devotees got together on May 10 and 11 to help one Henrik Ludvigsen with his plan to build the world's longest plastic toy train track.
At 4,000.25 m (13,124 ft) in length and using 93,307 pieces, the track met with the approval of the records keepers of Guinness – after the Lego train engine completed its 4-hour journey from one end to the other, that is.
Lego's expensive stuff, so hats off to Ludvigsen who, upon realizing his own collection was too small to take on his grand scheme, placed ads in newspapers and online to ask for more blue track. (When it comes to soliciting freebies, it helps to give people a noble or ambitious cause to rally behind, it seems.)
There's no word yet on whether the British Government will hire Ludvigsen et al as consultants to the High Speed 2 rail program.