Friday February 8, 2013
Help build the longest Lego snake in the world this CNY
NUSAJAYA: Legoland Malaysia theme park is attempting to build the longest Lego snake in the world in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.
Once completed, approximately one million Lego bricks would be used to make the snake.
Measuring over 300m, it will trail from the theme park’s entrance to the Lego Miniland areas.
The theme park’s general manager Siegfried Boerst said the snake’s head and tail had been built by the theme park’s model builders using red, yellow and white Lego bricks.
“The rest of the snake’s body will be put together with the help of visitors over the span of 10 days starting from Chinese New Year eve,” he said at the theme park yesterday.
“Visitors are encouraged to participate in putting together sections of the snake’s body by using two different sized bricks in 12 colours,” he said, adding that the staff would help them connect the sections to the Lego snake.
He said that it took the model builders two weeks to come up with the snake concept and design. Some 50 hours have already gone into building the snake’s head.
Boerst said the body of the snake would have over 3,000 individual sections, which meant about 350 sections needed to be built daily.