Press release: LEGO Show announces world record attempt

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The LEGO Show world record attempt mosaic The LEGO® Show will be attempting to break the world record for the largest ever built LEGO mosaic when it comes to Manchester in May, and will be enlisting the aid of visitors to the show to help build it.

The LEGO® Show, the largest in the UK, is aiming to make a 143m2 image containing approximately 550,000 LEGO® bricks when it comes to EventCity, Manchester on 5th to 7th May 2012. To complete the mosaic, the show organisers will need at least 2,000 members of the public to help by building a mosaic square, giving visitors the unique chance to be part of an official world record.

The record, officially entitled ‘the largest image built with interlocking plastic bricks’, currently stands at 112m2, and was made by DK Publishing House (UK) in London, UK in 2010.

Warren Elsmore, show director, said: “We are really excited about this world record attempt, and it will be fantastic to get the general public involved. We’ve only got three days to complete a mosaic of over half a million bricks, so we really need the help!”

In keeping with the sporting fever that is gripping the UK during 2012, the mosaic’s image will showcase sports related LEGO® minifigures from some of LEGO®’s series of collectable minifigures.

Warren added: “It’s a big year for sport, so it seemed fitting to incorporate it into the mosaic.”

The LEGO® Show, Manchester, is the only show in the country to feature LEGO® designers direct from Denmark and Bright Bricks, the UK’s first and only LEGO® certified professionals.

Already confirmed for this year’s show are a special display from the Discovery Centre, specialist building workshops, LEGO® Brand store, LEGO® brick marketplace, a special 2012 celebratory build, LEGO® cinema, play areas and of course a spectacular fan display.

The LEGO® Show 2012 takes place at EventCity from 5 – 7 May. Tickets are now on sale and a family can save £10 by buying their ticket in advance.

Find LEGO Show on Facebook or follow @LEGOShow on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest show news.

Further information and advance tickets are available from http://www.thelegoshow.com.

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I'm guessing that the mosiac will be the picture above, which was included with the press release. It certainly fits the description. Brickset's very own Martin creates the instructions for these massive mosaics so no doubt he will be able to confirm!

15 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Sounds cool!

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By in Canada,

143 meters squared is HUGE! Where are they going to build the mosaic?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ "...The LEGO® Show 2012 takes place at EventCity from 5 – 7 May..."

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, it is indeed the final image and yes, I did create the building instructions for it! It's a monster!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yup, that is indeed the mosaic we're going to be making and it's highly possibly that we'll never want to see a lime 2x4 plate ever again once it's done :-) but we're looking forward to the challenge!

And yes Thomson & Thomson, 143metres squared is HUGE! Thankfully our venue can take it and the space needed for the building stations round about it; and the host of other things to see :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

That's cool. Will everyone who attends be able to join in. I was on the fence about bringing my kid, he's probably a bit young to appreciate things, but if he gets to take part in a record attempt that might tip the balance.

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By in United Kingdom,

And Megan Rothrock designed the mosaic picture using images straight from the LEGO database, provided by yours truly! We're pulling out all the stops for the LEGO Show. I'll see anyone who's going there!

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent! Looking forward to taking part :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi Ashw, there a little over 2,000 squares to be completed so we need at least 2,000 people/families to join in :-)

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By in United States,

Sounds awesome! I'll want to see pictures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well done! The Surfer has some water too :-)

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By in United States,

And the gladiator is considered sport related figure, from the sport of arena death battles.

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By in United States,

Incase any US-ers are too lazy to look up how much this is in sq. ft., it is 1539.239 ft² OR 1539 ft² + 34.44 in²!

That's roughly 268 times my height of 5'9''! That's insane!

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By in United States,

^Thanks, I was too lazy. ;-)

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