The flag, which took the form of Oman’s national flag, ended up being 4.12m long by 2.33m high, and was built entirely from 169,000 standard-size Lego bricks. The estimated weight of the final flag was between 480 to 500kg.
The flag was built by a professional team of experts from Stack Events, who had started the first stage of the project on November 16. They then completed the second and final stage of the project as planned on the morning of November 18.
Ahmed Gabr, the Guinness World Records official nominated adjudicator, made the announcement that the official attempt was a success thereby rewarding the Guinness World Records record title for the largest flag built from Lego bricks.
At the inauguration ceremony for the flag held just after 11am, Gabr said, “I can announce that Oman Avenues Mall has not only met the minimum requirements to achieve the Guinness World Records record title for the largest flag built from Lego bricks, but achieved even more than this, with their 4.12m long by 2.33m high flag. Oman Avenues Mall, you are officially amazing. Congratulations!”
Suad Khalfan, mall manager, Oman Avenues Mall, was also present at the ceremony.
Shortly afterwards, an official certificate to mark the Guinness World Records record title for the largest flag built from Lego bricks was handed over to Oman Avenues Mall, while a troupe of contemporary-style drummers put on a memorable performance to mark the occasion.
The flag’s impressive size made for a striking and colourful addition to the Oman Avenues Mall main atrium, which visitors can now view at the mall.
There were also several 47th National Day-themed festivities on the go throughout the day including music performances by a traditional Omani band as well as the launch event of a National Day music album produced by Lulu and sung by popular Omani Singer Salah al Zadjali. Oman Avenues Mall also handed out gifts and souvenirs to visitors.
Commenting on the Guinness World Records title, Gogi George, Oman Avenues Mall and Lulu Group International General Manager, Development & Leasing said, “This is a spectacular achievement on a very special day in Oman as we celebrate 47th National Day. Oman Avenues Mall is thrilled to have been able to host this event.
"A lot of hard work and creativity was required to make this Guinness World Records title a reality, and I would like to thank everyone involved. I would also like to say a special thank you to everyone who came to Oman Avenues Mall to show their support and witness history being made.”