Saudi Arabia to build world’s largest LEGO racing car for charity 

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix organizer Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) has announced that it will assemble the world’s largest LEGO build-racing car to help Ehsan, Saudi’s local national charity.

This record-breaking fundraising in line with Saudi vision 2030 will be launched with Formula 1 coming to Jeddah on December 3 to 5. Once completed the LEGO-fundraising successfully, the attempt of SAMF as an official record holder will be certified by Guinness World Records.

Ehsan was formed in April 2020 as part of Saudi Arabia’s attempts to boost charity contributions in a range of areas, including social, educational, healthcare, relief, environmental, economic, and technical care.

The assembly process of the LEGO racing car will begin on September 15th at Red Sea Mall, Jeddah which could take about a week to complete. Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi, counselor to the governor of Makkah Region and acting Governor of Jeddah, and Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Agricultural Development Fund (SAMF), will inaugurate the event by laying the first brick.

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal
Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal
Chairman- SAMF

“The 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is all about breaking records and we are therefore delighted to have another record-breaker on our hands, with the Jeddah Corniche Circuit also set to become the longest and fastest street circuit in the world. This exciting project is all about giving back to our community and truly reflects our kingdom’s true ingenuity and commitment to improving the lives of all our citizens. I could not be prouder to be a part of building a better future for our nation’s youth and I am very excited to see the outcome of this ground-breaking activity.”

The 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is also giving the opportunity to the people in the Kingdom to participate in the world-record fundraising event by purchasing LEGO bricks online through its official website where they have to register to donate in the building of the car. The donations will be directed to Ehsan. 

The last brick on the LEGO car will be laid on Saudi Arabia’s National day, September 23, when representatives of Guinness World Records will join the event through live streaming while recording and certifying the LEGO brick build of the Formula 1 car as the world’s largest. 

With the entire structure expected to be made up of 500,000 LEGO bricks, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hundreds of thousands of Saudi men and women to not only contribute to the national Ehsan charity but also to own a piece of history by owning a brick in the world’s largest LEGO brick assembly of a Formula 1 car. The participant’s name will be displayed on big screens at the event. 

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