World Record in Liverpool 1 Shopping Centre
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
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."