Richard Noble OBE checks on progress of the Bloodhound K’Nex Car

Published on: 31st July 2014

Work is well underway on the construction of a K’Nex life-sized replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car. Richard-Noble-K'NEX300

The giant model is being built by a team of ex-servicemen and women from the Royal British Legion based in Kent. Former world land speed record holder, and Bloodhound’s Project Director, Richard Noble, checked in on team’s progress earlier this week.

In a bid to achieve Guinness World Record status for the ‘World’s largest K’Nex structure’ the massive construction must be formed entirely of K’Nex parts, providing a significant engineering challenge even for the experienced RBLI team. 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 parts to create the smooth curves and angles of the real Bloodhound car.

The team now expects to use in excess of 300,000 parts to complete the impressive structure which, when finished, is set to measure around 13.5 metres long and 4 metres high. 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 1,000mph 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 over the summer.

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