The World's Longest Lego Railway Includes 2.5 Miles of Track

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It's not quite as exciting as free-falling from the edge of space, but a group of 80 Lego enthusiasts in Denmark, led by Henrik Ludvigsen, now hold the Guinness Record for the world's longest plastic toy train track — an honour that will certainly look fantastic on a resume.

Inspired by his own impressive collection of Lego track pieces, Henrik put the call out for others around the world to pool their pieces and collectively set a new world record. Overall the layout included over 100,000 pieces of Lego — tracks and support bricks — spanning a length of over 2.485 miles.

It took over six hours to assemble, and it took a small Lego electric train another four hours to make it from one end of the course to the other. And given the entire trip took place inside a gym, this is probably one of those rare cases where getting there really wasn't half the fun.