LEGOLAND Malaysia is celebrating the “Year of the Snake” by attempting to set a new LEGO® building record – to make the world’s longest LEGO snake to mark its first Chinese New Year. The snake, built over nine days, is estimated to be more than 300 metres long, using approximately one million LEGO bricks.
LEGOLAND Master Model Builders, led by the Model Shop Manager, Stefan Bentivoglio, spent two weeks designing the LEGO snake and 50 hours building the head in advance. The head is made from red bricks to reflect the Chinese New Year celebrations and the body will be constructed from more than 3000 individual sections.
Children from Sultan Ibrahim Girls School, Johor Bahru were also invited to be the first to be involved in the LEGO building record attempt, which marks the Park’s first Chinese New Year:
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Between 9th February and 17th February, thousands of LEGOLAND guests will be able to play their part in the building activity. Guests will build the sections with the help of the Master Model Builders using twelve different colours of LEGO bricks. Each one will take approximately 30 minutes to build, and the new sections will be added to the snake’s body every day.
On the final day of the record attempt the snake’s tail will be connected and its official length will be measured and announced by Siegfried Boerst (General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia). Once it is finished, the world’s longest LEGO snake will wind its way through “The Beginning” and “Miniland” areas of the 76 acre Park.
There will also be a variety of other celebrations including Chinese Magic Mask and Drum performances, Fireworks, and Lion and Dragon Dances. The Park will be open from 10am – 8pm every day during this period. The schedule for LEGOLAND Malaysia’s Chinese New Year line-up of activities is as follows: