It's made from 215,158 LEGO blocks.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a LEGO world? Now you have the chance to experience that feeling if you visit the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, where a life-size caravan made entirely from LEGO blocks will be exhibited. It holds the rather unusual Guinness World Record for “the largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks”.

Measuring 3.6 metres long, 2.2 metres tall, and weighing in at 1,200 kilograms, the caravan is built from 215,158 plastic LEGO bricks, but does almost everything a real caravan can do. There are even electric lights and seats folding into a bed. The sink you see in the attached images is not fake as there’s running water, but the eggs, mushrooms, and tomatoes being cooked in the frying pan are, sadly, not real.

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LEGO building specialist Bright Bricks say the caravan took over two months to build: that's over 1,000 man-hours. A conventional caravan chassis was used as a base and all other elements were created from standard off-the-shelf LEGO pieces with no custom-made components.

Life-size Lego caravan
Life-size Lego caravan
Life-size Lego caravan

It was actually finished some two years ago in support of the National Caravan Council’s “Freedom to Go” campaign, aiming to change “the public perception of leisure vehicles, inspire and educate them about holidays in trailer tents, motorhomes, touring caravans, caravan holiday homes and lodges”.

This LEGO caravan could very well be one of our favourite LEGO creations of all time. It will probably have to share the crown with classic kits from the LEGO Technic series and the Peugeot 205 T16 Evolution 2 rally car from WRC’s Group B era. Oh, and don’t forget the cool kits from the LEGO Champions collection. Yup, spoilt for choice, we are. 

Source: National Motor Museum

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