Cartoon Network invites UK kids to help break Guinness World Record this summer

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

This summer Cartoon Network invites kids across the UK to help build a giant alien (Bloxx) out of plastic bricks and break a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of participants.
‘Bloxx’ is one of 10 new featured aliens in the brand new series of hit show Ben 10: Omniverse, which premieres on the network this autumn.

The Alien World Record challenge runs through the summer holidays (August – September) visiting nine busy UK shopping centres (see below). Participants can bring their own plastic brick (Cobi, Lego or Duplo) to place on the giant sculpture or choose a brick from the existing selection at the event. The tour kicks off in Glasgow on 4th August, where the first bricks will be added by local families.

The alien then tours the additional eight locations getting bigger and bigger along the way. The final sculpture will be taller than a double decker bus!

Once participants have laid a brick they’ll be able to push a button on a huge counter clock keeping track of every person who takes part.

At each event there will also be a cool 9m squared 3D floor graphic for capturing awesome pictures. A Cartoon Network film crew with live presenters will be at each location and kids may get the opportunity to be on TV. Each participant will receive a wrist band with a number which can be entered at for a chance to win some amazing prizes. The website goes live from 2nd July and fans can follow the progress of the alien, check locations and enter competitions.

The Alien World Record Experience will be visiting the following locations throughout the summer:


Saturday 4th August – St Enoch shopping centre, Glasgow

Saturday 11th August – Meadowhall shopping centre, Sheffield

Saturday 18th August – Victoria shopping centre, Nottingham

Saturday 25th August – Arndale shopping centre, Manchester

Saturday 1st September – MK: Centre, Milton Keynes

Saturday 8th September – The Bullring shopping centre, Birmingham

Saturday 15th September – Metro shopping centre, Newcastle

Saturday 22nd September – Cabot Circus shopping centre, Bristol

Saturday 29th September – Bluewater shopping centre, Kent

Attendance at the events is free and there is no need to register in advance.