Featuring over 500,000 bricks.
When it comes to breaking Guinness world records, there is an entire subcategory for all things Lego, and the automotive world deserves its own section too. We've covered numerous stories regarding these iconic little Danish building bricks including the record for the largest Lego structure set by Land Rover back in 2016, and we've seen a number of life-size builds, featuring iconic cars such as the Toyota GR Supra, Bugatti Chiron, and Lamborghini Sian. The latest automotive-themed Lego record has just been broken in Saudi Arabia in celebration of the country's first ever F1 Grand Prix taking place in December, and it's pretty awesome.
Professional Lego builders used over half a million bricks to construct what is now officially the world's largest Lego Formula 1 car. The car was painstakingly constructed at Jeddah's Red Sea Mall, greatly overshadowing the 2019 record held by Ferrari, who used a pitiful 350,000 bricks. The new Guinness world record was presented to the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation, with SAMF's Chairman, HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal placing the last brick on Saudi Arabia's national day, September 23.
Not only is this a pretty cool achievement in general, but it's also a matter of national pride, as Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal said: "I am ecstatic to announce the completion of the world's largest ever Lego brick build of a Formula 1 car - fully approved and certified by Guinness World Records! This exciting project was all about giving back to our community and reflecting the true meaning & values of progress, innovation & social responsibility that symbolize modern Saudi Arabia. Today I feel confident in declaring that it has done so and much, much more."
In addition to looking cool and breaking a world record, each brick of this massive F1 tribute has been sold online to help raise funds for Ehsan; Saudi Arabia's national platform for charitable work. Saudi Arabia is well known for its passion for motorsport, as well as its vulgar displays of excess. F1 couldn't have asked for a better partner.