We love BIGJIGS RAIL!! My mum bought Charlie his first figure of 8 track when he was 1 for Christmas. Every year he adds more and more bits, we went from a small box to a huge crate which now has the lid off as nothing fits, and even though he's 5 and a half I don't see this obsession ending soon!! We actually own all the parts in the image below! When I saw on Facebook the attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the Longest Wooden Toy Train Track
I had to go check it out.
Bigjigs® Toys are attempting to break the Guinness World Record™ for the Longest Wooden Toy Train Track at The Historic Chatham Dockyard on the 26th July 2012. The Bigjigs® Toys team will be using over 10,000 pieces of Bigjigs® Rail track to build the world’s longest wooden toy train track. The current record stands at just over 1650 metres, with Bigjigs® Toys attempting to reach the feat of 2012 metres.
The Guinness World Record™ attempt is to be adjudicated by two independent witnesses who will be supervising to ensure the attempt meets the required guidelines. Spectators are invited along to cheer on the Bigjigs Toys team from 10am onwards for free of charge, where they are expected to complete the attempt by 4pm. Members of the public can be a part of the monumental challenge by sponsoring pieces of wooden track for just £1 each; with all proceeds being split equally between Chatham Dockyard Locomotive Restoration Fun and Demelza House Children’s Charity.
If like us your not sure if you can make the record attempt in person (I'd love to take Moo but it's nearly 3 hours drive) you can still sponsor a piece of track
via JustGiving and remember to leave your email address to ensure you get your commemorative certificate. If you do decide to go there are other events going on at Chatham Dockyard that day including Peppa & George Pig
“Bigjigs® Rail is one of the leading wooden train track systems in Europe and breaking a Guinness World Record™ using our products is great way to get people excited about Bigjigs® Rail; whilst also raising money for two very worthy causes” said Liz Ireland, Director of Bigjigs® Toys.