U.S. Space & Rocket Center sets Guinness World record for building largest K'NEX® sculpture
K'NEX T-REX is made from 160,000 K'NEX pieces and is over 12 feet tall!
Hatfield, PA, August, 2012 – K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is home to the largest K'NEX sculpture - a life size T-REX, affectionately named K'REX!
Located in Huntsville, Alabama, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is home to Space Camp and Aviation Challenge and is one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Working during their time off last summer, Space Camp crew trainers - headed by Wesley Smalls and Jarrad Bedwell - built the sculpture to replicate the recast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton featured in the center's summer exhibit: "A T-REX named Sue."
836 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fans Invade Nickelodeon Universe to Break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Largest Gathering of Ninja Turtles
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 17, 2012 -- Fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles united in Mall of America to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS largest gathering of ninja turtles and celebrate the grand opening of the newest thrill ride at Nickelodeon Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock, the first ever ride of its kind in the United States. Fans from across the nation traveled to Mall of America to shatter the previous record of 786 with 836 fans dressed as ninja turtles. The Mall welcomed guests with commemorative Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirts, face masks and free passes to check out the ride.