LEGO lover Henrik Ludvigsen broke records this month with his construction of the biggest LEGO railway ever made. A hugely popular YouTube video showcases several trains running simultaneously on the inter-weaved tracks.
Made completely from 93,000 2-inch blue LEGO railway tracks, Henrik Ludvigsen created the biggest 2.5 miles long toy railway track in history. The project took 80 people to complete and over a year to plan out.
When asked where the inspiration came from, Henrik Ludvigsen credits his childhood collection of LEGO blocks. He states that “the day before Christmas I was cleaning out a room in [my] house when I found all my old blue tracks,” which inspired him to connect them all together and see if he could build one gigantic LEGO railway. Ludvigen’s LEGO railway track was so massive that it actually broke Guinness World Records!
Innovator Henrik Ludvigsen Designs the Biggest LEGO Railway Track
1. Gigantic-toy-railway-market - The success of Henrik Ludvigsen's record-breaking LEGO railway track reveals an opportunity for companies to design and manufacture larger and more complex toy rail systems.
2. Lego-engineering-education - The story of Henrik Ludvigsen's LEGO railway track project can serve as a case study for educators looking to incorporate engineering and design concepts using LEGO blocks in their curriculum.
3. Lego-nostalgia-revival - Henrik Ludvigsen's project taps into the nostalgia of adults who played with LEGO blocks as children and manufacturers could leverage this nostalgia to create new LEGO sets catering to adults.
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2. Education-technology - The use of LEGO blocks in teaching engineering and design concepts can create opportunities for edtech companies and educational publishers.
3. Lego-block-manufacturing - The market for adult LEGO block sets can encourage the development of new product lines and avenues for revenue for LEGO block manufacturers.