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The surprising truth behind this vintage-style caravan – and why it’s been awarded a Guinness Record

A vintage-style caravan modeled after a 1975 Viscount Royal has been awarded a Guinness World Records title – and here’s why.

The caravan boasts elaborate features, including a double bed, a wardrobe, a fridge, and cupboards with sliding drawers – perfect for holidays and road trips.

A team of 20 people spent more than 500 hours building the caravan located in Queensland, according to the Brisbane Times. 

So what makes it so special? The caravan is constructed of 300,000 Lego bricks.  

A vintage-style caravan with around 300,000 Lego bricks has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for being the world’s largest Lego caravan (pictured)

The caravan, made up of 300,000 bricks, beat the previous title holder by 73,472 bricks

The caravan, made up of 300,000 bricks, beat the previous title holder by 73,472 bricks

The caravan's combined practicality and creativity impressed Guinness World Records judge Brian Sobel, who praised the team for their innovation

The caravan’s combined practicality and creativity impressed Guinness World Records judge Brian Sobel, who praised the team for their innovation

The Lego caravan boasts of elaborate features, such as a Lego sink with running water (pictured)

The Lego caravan boasts of elaborate features, such as a Lego sink with running water (pictured)

The bricks were procured from 40 different suppliers and it took 70 litres of glue to create the Lego masterpiece 

The bricks were procured from 40 different suppliers and it took 70 litres of glue to create the Lego masterpiece 

The project has since been dubbed the world’s largest Lego caravan in the Guinness World Records.   

Caravan park group Top Parks and the caravan dealer company Caravanning Queensland spent five months building the van.

The bricks were procured from 40 different suppliers and it took 70 litres of glue to create the Lego masterpiece, the Brisbane Times reported.

What makes this project unique is that it also has electricity and running water.

Brick builder Ben Craig said one of the biggest challenges was building the caravan’s roof using Lego.

‘No one has done a roof this thin or big before so it took a while to get the engineering right from the model without it toppling over,’ he told Brisbane Times.

‘It had to flex and move as all caravans do on the road and the Lego roof had to support its own weight’. 

People can also go inside the caravan and walk around, sit down or even open the cupboards and the fridge (pictured)

People can also go inside the caravan and walk around, sit down or even open the cupboards and the fridge (pictured)

Visitors can view the Lego caravan at Brisbane's Holiday Village until Friday before it goes on tour around Australia

Visitors can view the Lego caravan at Brisbane’s Holiday Village until Friday before it goes on tour around Australia

Caravan park group Top Parks and the caravan dealer company Caravanning Queensland started the project, which took five months to build

Caravan park group Top Parks and the caravan dealer company Caravanning Queensland started the project, which took five months to build

It took a team of 20 people and more than 500 work hours to build the caravan from scratch

It took a team of 20 people and more than 500 work hours to build the caravan from scratch

The caravan’s combined practicality and creativity impressed Guinness World Records judge Brian Sobel, who praised the team for their innovation. 

‘The entry had to have the same amenities that the particular caravan had so I enjoyed the small details they added like a bottle of Vegemite and scrambled eggs on the table, the fridge had milk and cheese and the bedspread was Lego,’ he said.  

The Lego caravan will be on display at Brisbane’s Holiday Village until Friday. The caravan will also be on tour around Australia.  

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