WHEN: SATURDAY, September 27th, 2014, 8 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA
WHY: On September 7th, 2003, 700 Swiss children helped build the World’s Longest LEGO Chain, measuring over 565 meters to celebrate the 700th year anniversary of their city, Willisau.
11 years later, as part of 50th anniversary celebration of the town of Thousand Oaks, CA, families from all over Ventura County will attempt to break the Swiss record for charity. This charity event is a collaboration between the Conejo Recreation & Park District, Rotary International, and Play-Well TEKnologies. The main goal of the event is to raise money to build a state of the art community playground for children with special needs and their families. The playground will be called the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground. It would be one of the first playgrounds of its kind built in America.
In order to break the World Record for the longest LEGO Chain, community volunteers will need to build approximately 94 meters/hour. Over 100,000 LEGO bricks will be on hand for families to help build with. If successfully done, the outward spiral circle will fill a majority of the Thousand Oaks City Hall lawn. A number of participants joining the event will be from the developmentally disabled population of the surrounding community. There will also be a number of elected officials and community leaders, as well as their children and grandchildren helping to figuratively “link the community together.”
Come out and see this World Record attempt and if you sign up to participate, you could be a part of breaking a Guinness Book of World Record. Not a bad Saturday accomplishment.
Event Organizer: Ron Block