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WATCH: Lego cherry blossom tree sets world record

By: -Content Strategist
/ 04:31 PM April 09, 2018

Image: Screengrab from YouTube/Guinness World Records; footage provided by LEGO

Legoland Japan in Nagoya celebrated the park’s first anniversary by building the world’s largest cherry blossom tree made of Lego bricks.

The massive Lego structure was also built at an appropriate time, when real cherry blossom trees bloom to signal the start of spring, according to a statement from Guinness World Records.

The Lego tree stands at 4.83 meters tall, 5.42 meters wide and 4.93 meters long. An estimated 881,470 bricks were used for its construction and weighs 3,333 kilograms.

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It took a team from the Czech Republic over 6,700 hours to design and build the tree before being shipped to Japan for final assembly.

As a bonus, the team also designed Japanese lanterns into the tree which lights up during the night.

Lego Japan president Torben Jensen said, “I’m excited to showcase this world’s largest Lego brick cherry blossom tree. I hope that visitors enjoy a piece of Japanese culture in Legoland Japan-style.”

Legoland Japan had a rough start in 2017 when it reached only 30 percent of its projected revenue goals for April. Revenue picked up in May but only achieved 60 percent of the goal. At around June, the park started closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which was claimed to be for maintenance.

The maintenance periods were later lifted for the month of October and the last week of December. This was in anticipation of added foot traffic from students on vacation and the holiday season. JB

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