American Flag that was 60′ x 30′ out of Mega Construx(TM) plastic bricks.

 We received an email yesterday from Guinness World Record and it read:
“We are thrilled to inform you that your application has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!”
 On May 27, 2017 with the help of hundreds of volunteers, we built an American Flag that was 60′ x 30′ out of Mega Construx(TM) plastic bricks.  The flag, surveyed by licensed E&A Consulting Group’s surveyor Jason Headley, measured 1,813.52 square feet or 168.461 square meters.  The previous record was 156.8 square meters or 1,687.78 square feet.  Thus we broke that record by 11.66 square meters or 125.74 square feet!
Click here to see our record on Guinness World Records(TM) page!
Click here to see a time-lapsed video of the build!
This would not have been possible without the help of some amazing people and organizations!
     Mattel, Inc. and Mega Brands(TM) for the donation of the needed bricks.
     HDR, Inc. for their help with the development of the final design.
     Kay Dee Company for their help with cutting plywood for our bases.
     E&A Consulting Group for surveying the completed flag.
     NP Dodge and Canfield’s for allowing us to build in Canfield’s Plaza.
     Election Systems and Software for initially offering the use of their parking lot.
     Nebraska National Guard for their help in recruiting volunteers.
     OMNE for the use of one of their spaces for storage and prep.
     Hawkins Construction for their sponsorship and guidance.
     Two Men and a Truck for moving the parts of the flag to Canfield’s Plaza.
     Eagle Sanitation for donating portable restrooms for our volunteers and visitors.
     Standard Digital for donating our banner.
     Swain Construction for assistance with safety barriers.
     Coca Cola Bottling for the donation of soda for our volunteers.
     Ideal water for the water donated for our volunteers.
     Advanced Engineering Systems for providing excellent volunteer support.
     Derby Enterprises for their sponsorship.
     Henkel for providing construction adhesive.
     All the media outlets that helped with getting our story out to the public.
And of course, we would not have been able to build the Flag without the help of the hundreds of volunteers who came out and spent their day placing bricks!  Some of our more notable volunteers included Governor Pete Ricketts, Congressman Don Bacon and Omaha’s own Mayor Jean Stothert spent several hours helping us build the Flag!  Thank you all very much!

We would like to extend a special thank you to those who helped us build the wooden bases:  Sharrie C. and her family, Belise D., Sean D., Tony D., Dawn E. and her family, Debbie K. and her boys, Scott L., Chris M., Robert M., Tammy M., John N., Peg R., Sarah R. and her family, and Niel W.  Thank you all for your time, hard work and willingness to stay for hours!

A special thanks to Mr. Jim Meier, Lt. Colonel (Ret) Michal DeBolt, Peggy Galloway, Cliff Leech and Colonel (Ret) John Folsom for their support and guidance.  Finally, a huge thank you to my family for their guidance and support in my pursuit of my goal of breaking this Guinness World Record(TM).

We are currently looking for a place to display the Flag and if possible, a permanent home and if not, a place to store the Flag.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!

Again, thank you all very much!

John Lang

The Great American Flag Project
The Great American Flag Project | 13110 Birch Drive, Suite 148, Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 850-4809

Source: Largest image built with LEGO® bricks | Guinness World Records

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