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Supporters of The BLOODHOUND Project, the UK’s 1,000mph World Land Speed Record challengers, have set their sights on a world record of their own. Work begins today on the construction of a life-sized replica of the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car made entirely of K’NEX toy construction pieces. Construction is being carried out by a Royal British Legion Industries team including ex-servicemen and women and is scheduled for completion in September. The resulting creation is set to be the world’s largest K’NEX structure, with an estimated 300,000 parts required to build the 13.5 metre long vehicle.

The giant build was commissioned by the 1K Club to promote The BLOODHOUND Project, which aims to inspire children about science and engineering by developing a 1,000mph Land Speed Record Car. The project is headed up by former and current land speed record holders Richard Noble and Andy Green, and is being used in over 5600 UK schools. With K’NEX construction pieces often playing...

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