World’s Biggest House of Cards by Bryan Berg (5 pics)


Bryan Berg is at it again, and this time an attempt to break his previous Guiness World Record for the largest building built out of stacks of cards! He had been featured here on the Met for the Guiness World Record of the Tallest House of cards in 1992, and this time, with 218,792 cards, created a replica to the Venetian Macau, which is on display in its namesake luxury hotel and casino.

Weighing 44 stone and measuring 33 feet by just under 10 feet, the model which consisted of cards stacked without glue or tape, nearly collapsed several times. I can’t imagine the amount of patience this guy has, I would’ve totally flipped and given up!

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