Mack Trucks Australia to Set a World Record
The team at Mack Trucks Australia are rolling up their sleeves to build the world’s “largest truck made with LEGO bricks” to celebrate 60 years of building trucks in the western corridor of Brisbane.
Ben Craig, The Brick Builder, will be Mack’s expert on the job, using close to a million pieces of LEGO to achieve the Guinness World Record build of one of the company’s famously loved trucks, the Mack Anthem.
The LEGO brick Mack Anthem will then be transported and activated at South Bank Parklands for the Brisbane Truck Show (18-21 May) and Australian Made Week (15-21 May). The activation will encourage community involvement as the final pieces are built in preparation for official Guinness World Record adjudication on May 19.
Vice President of Mack Trucks Australia, Tom Chapman, said big kids and little kids love Mack Trucks and building a LEGO version on home soil is a fun way to celebrate being Australian made for over six decades.
“The culture at Mack is one of pride and passion; our Australian Made certification is one we wear as a badge of honour,” he said.
“Every Mack truck you see on the roads in Australia has been made in the western corridor of Brisbane. Designing and engineering our Mack trucks locally means we can meet and exceed the demands of customers, focussing on application excellence, providing reliability and durability.”
“Ben the Brick Builder” said the opportunity to create a Mack Anthem made from LEGO bricks is a dream come true.
“Mack Trucks are iconic and have a loved cult following. I spend a lot of time on the road and no other truck has the same appeal as a Mack Truck and its iconic bulldog,” Ben said.
The final piece of the build will be a LEGO brick version of the famous Mack bulldog, which will be added to the hood of the Mack Anthem on May 19.
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