When Patrick Sinner was 12 years old, he decided that one day he would break a domino world record. Three years and 10 attempts later, Sinner’s wish looks like it may be granted after building a domino spiral measuring 26-feet wide.
Together with his friends Julian, Jan-Eric, Lukas, Dustin and Christian, the 15-year-old from Kefenrod, Germany created the spiral using 30,000 multi-colored dominoes. It took the boys four days to finish it off before they flicked the last domino and watched the tiles tumble to the ground.
All that's left is the official confirmation of their feat from the Guinness Book of World Records, which can take eight to 12 weeks.
The team also built a 4-foot, 7-inch wall, but the 32,000-domino construction fell short in the end.
“Before we built the spiral we spent a lot of time thinking about how we would do it,” Sinner, who came up with the idea after watching a TV show about dominoes, told TODAY.com. “Then we practiced how to do it without the whole thing falling apart. It is really unbelievable what a small idea can turn into.”
Despite his status as a probable world record holder, Sinner isn’t going to give up on building the world’s largest domino wall and plans to make another attempt at securing that record in the next six months.Slideshow: Guinness World Records 2012 (on this page)
Sinner and friends aren't the first domino record holders from Germany. The world's tallest domino structure was created by students from Buchloe in September 2010 and reached a height of 16 feet, 8 inches before it was toppled. Those students also created the longest domino wall stretching nearly 89 feet, and consisting of 28,371 dominoes.
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