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Publication date:- 2017-20-05

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LEGO® breaks World Record in Liverpool 1 Shopping Centre
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ON Wednesday, 17 May 2017, to celebrate the milestone of now balancing their energy usage worldwide with renewable energy produced through 2 wind farms, 1 of them installed in Liverpool Bay, the LEGO Group set the Guinness World Records? title of 'The Largest LEGO® Brick Wind Turbine.'

The build used over 246,251 LEGO Bricks and this impressive structure took 10 to 15 people, per shift, (with 3 shifts per day) and 600 man hours to complete! Over-seeing the build was Tim Brooks, who is the Vice President of Environment Responsibility and SMC, The LEGO Group.

The completed model was a LEGO
® reproduction of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm 'Turbine,' that's located off the coast, in the Mersey Bay.

The connection to LEGO® and the wind farm is that LEGO® holds a 25% stake in it, making it the latest investment by the LEGO Group.

As the Lego installation was unveiled on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, with the Guinness World Records? conducting the final checks, a small number of local schools attended, along with LEGO
® Batman. Afterwards, Guinness World Records? gave talks and revealed that the build was a 'Record Breaker' the children then joined the LEGO Planet Crew for a morning of activities, within the Liverpool 1 Odeon. Then, in the afternoon, a mini build was held in the Liverpool 1 store.

Chris Bliss, Estate Director of Liverpool 1 took time out to take a look at the installation and said:- "This is fantastic! What an impressive build. I can't believe how big it is!" as he stood in front of the 'The Largest LEGO® Brick Wind Turbine."

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Sorry for the unusual publication time. We have delayed publication to allow us to add the Miss Liverpool winner information. Due to a large number of events falling at the same time, on our publication night, plus as we are a named sponsor of the Miss Liverpool event, we thought it correct to delay a bit and add it all in this week's addition.  Normal Service next week.


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Hot Cars put on an amazing display

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Charity sees more baby victims of domestic abuse
Liverpool is home to some of Britain's worst bosses
Innovative voting passport to help disabled people to vote in Liverpool
More choice for paying cash to the Council
3,000+ children in Manchester from disadvantaged backgrounds will benefit from Liberal Democrats plans
As Northern refuse to settle guards' safety dispute, fares rip off
A short medical textbook – The Geriatrician in Court
Nearly ¼ of patients say mechanical heart valve disturbs sleep
£1m of green farming subsidies in Southport could be lost after general election
Time running out to register to vote in the General Election 2017
A Day in the Life Film Challenge
National vote reveals what really makes us Scousers
Local domestic abuse charity celebrates 30 year Anniversary
Three Girls - Unless we learn the lessons, the exploitation and abuse will only continue
ITV4 is looking for the most 'fugly' fabulously ugly pets!
Addressing key care challenges this summer
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service reaches out to deaf and hard of hearing communities during Deaf Awareness Week
70% of parents in the North West say its not fine to fine
Local ladies raise £9560 for Hospice
North West health network wins national award for outstanding care
Bikes fixed – for free
Southport to Manchester line looked at by Conservative Candidate Damien Moore and Paul Maynard
Property management firm fined for not having landlord licences
We need you! Tesco calls on Southport charities to join free food scheme
Merseyside's Sahir House named among UK's top community health charities
Inquest into death of UK serial killer Ian Brady held in Southport
Southport Weekender was at Liverpool Disco Festival and heading for 30th Anniversary with events in London!
Miss Liverpool 2017
Brazilica 10th Annual Carnival Queen Competition to return to Albert Dock, Liverpool
Amazed by Science Festival returns to Cheshire for ½ Term
Frack Free Southport hold event on Lord Street
LEGO® breaks World Record in Liverpool 1 Shopping Centre - Photos and Video

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Take That have launched latest tour at the MEM

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