Thailand sets new world record for longest Lego structure

Thai people joined hands to build a 1,052-metre-long Lego millipede to break the earlier record of 1,014 metres set in Australia. The last segment of the new longest Lego structure was fitted by Danish Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and Thai Justice Minister Pongthep Thepkanjana on April 27 in front of World Trade Center in Bangkok.
     Jointly initiated by Thai government and private agencies including the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and Lego distributor in Thailand Diethelm & Co., Ltd., the attempt was part of the campaign to build immune to drug addiction via strengthen family ties. It is also aimed at raising funds for ONCB’s drug control activities.
     Lego bricks for building the longest Lego millipede were earlier distributed to various agencies: schools in Bangkok and its perimeter, government and private agencies, NGOs, and children foundations to build modules of body parts and feet. These modules were fitted together on the record breaking date before the finishing touch was made by Mr. Helweg-Larsen and Mr. Pongthep.
     The new longest Lego millipede consisted of more than 2.5 million Lego bricks and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest Lego structure.
     Lego is the world’s largest manufacturer of construction toys. This one-brand company has its origin in Denmark in the 1930s, and its products are sold all over the globe.

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