(Photo: LEGOLAND Malaysia)
On February 17, LEGOLAND Malaysia slithered into the LEGO history books and set a new record by completing a challenge to build the world’s longest LEGO snake. The snake was officially measured at 318 metres. It was built using more than one million LEGO bricks to celebrate LEGOLAND Malaysia’s first Chinese New Year and the Year the Snake. More than five thousand guests have taken part in the building effort, which began almost two weeks days ago at the start of the Chinese New Year long-weekend. It came to a close on February 17 when Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, called time on the unprecedented building activity. With the final body parts in place, the tail was attached in front of a waiting crowd. After the snake’s official length was measured it was announced at a special in-Park event.
“I am delighted that we can celebrate our first Chinese New Year with our first LEGO building record. The LEGOLAND Malaysia snake is the longest in the World at a huge 318 metres and we have used more than one million bricks. I would like to thank everyone who has played their part and wish them a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake,” said Boerst.
“Normally we have a small team building models at LEGOLAND and we could never have done anything on this scale so quickly if it hadn’t been for the thousands of people who turned up to help us. People don’t usually think of LEGO building being a team activity but this shows just how much you can do with LEGO,” said Model Shop Manager, Stefan Bentivoglio.