Ex-service men and women attempt to build replica Bloodhound Supersonic Car entirely from K'Nex.

Former land speed record holder visits K’Nex builders to inspire Guinness World Record

Former world land speed record holder, Richard Noble OBE dropped in on the Royal British Legion to check on the team’s life-size replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car.

The giant model is being built by a team of ex-servicemen and women in a bid to achieve Guinness world Record status for the World’s Largest K’Nex Structure.

In his role as Bloodhound’s project director, Noble visited the team to check progression and offer inspiration.

To set a new record, the construction must be formed entirely of K’Nex parts. The internal structure will be made up of thousands of inter-connected K’Nex cubes, with the outer shell being formed of sheets of K’Nex.

The team now expects to use in excel of 300,000 parts to complete the build, which is set to measure around 13.5 metres in length and 4 meters in height, once completed.

The Bloodhound K’Nex Car is being constructed to promote The Bloodhound Project, which aims to inspire children about science and engineering by developing a 1,000 mph land speed record car.

Members of the public are being invited to take part in the record attempt construction during a series of open days throughout the summer.

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