Legoland Japan in Nagoya has recently received the certification for the “Largest LEGO® brick cherry blossom(Sakura) tree (supported)” from the Guinness World Records organization with for it’s structure of a 800,000 brick tree.
This structure ties in nicely to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the park’s opening and also coincides with the traditional hanami (flower viewing) season in the end of March/first week of April.
It’s springtime in Japan, and what better way is there to commemorate the season than by setting a Guinness World Records title for the Largest LEGO® brick cherry blossom tree (supported)?
This successful attempt was achieved at LEGOLAND® Japan – the Nagoya-based theme park wanted to celebrate its first anniversary with style by creating a Japanesque work using LEGO® blocks.
The resulting beautiful plastic sakura tree measured 4.38 metres tall, 5.42 metres long and 4.93 metres wide – over 800,000 LEGO® bricks were needed to pull this off!
excerpt from LEGOLAND JAPAN:
A SAKURA (cherry blossom) tree, approx. 4 meters tall and 5 meters wide, created from more than 800,000 LEGO® BRICKs, will greet you! Let’s enjoy the atmosphere of a cherry blossom viewing party (O-Hanami) together!
Here’s a video of the building process in the Czech Republic right up to the commissioning at LEGOLAND JAPAN
Additional pictures can be seen after the Guineess World Record organisation video.
To find out more about this record breaking feat, click here to the official Guinness World Records page.
LEGO lovers have always loved sakura(cherry blossoms) and recreated it with ideas on weaving stems through interference fit and also through connections leaving the flowers intact on the sprue culminating with this weaved beauty by 片岡 ひろし.
Fancy having a go at creating your own LEGO sakura (cherry blossom) tree with much lesser pieces than the world record holder? Here are some links to get you started courtesy of fellow AFOL’s who have experimented on the theme.