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Are you curious about caravanning or heading off on your first caravan trip? Caravans have probably been around for a lot longer than you think. They were first documented in the 13th century but the first use of caravans for leisure was in the 20th century. They’ve evolved a lot in the last century. So much so that you can go caravanning in a LEGO brick caravan.
The largest LEGO brick caravan consists of 288,630 individual bricks, and was achieved by Ben “The Brick Builder” in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on September 26, 2018. Ben Craig was commissioned to start the design and building process, while Caravanning Queensland and Top Parks got involved to sponsor the project.
The LEGO brick caravan was fully furnished with a stove-top, refrigerator, sink with running water, checkers board, drawers with silverware and even a tub of Vegemite food spread made from LEGO bricks. Ben once accidentally locked himself into his workshop and had to sleep overnight on the LEGO brick bed!
- In what century was the first caravan documented?
- When were caravans used for leisure for the first time?
- Do you know what the word “documented” means? (Par. 1)
- Find a word in par. 1 that matches the following description: “to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state.”
- Do you know what the word synonym means?
- Find a synonym for “time off” in the passage. (Par. 1)
- How long is a century?
- What is the name of the largest LEGO brick caravan’s builder?
- In what country did this project occur?
- In what month and year was this project completed?
- Who sponsored the project?
- Do you know what the word “commissioned” means? (Par. 2)
- Do you know what the word antonym means?
- Find an antonym for “boycott” in the passage. (Par. 2)
- Name four objects that were in the caravan.
- Do you know what the word “furnished” in par. 3 means?
- Find an antonym for “intentionally” in the passage. (Par. 3).
- 13th century
- 20th century
- To record (something) in written, photographic, or other form.
- A word that has the same meaning as another word.
- 100 years.
- Ben “The Brick Builder” / Ben Craig
- September 2018
- Caravanning Queensland and Top Parks
- A request or order for someone to do something for money.
- A word that has the opposite meaning as another word.
- Stove-top, sink with running water, checkers board, drawers with silverware, tub of Vegemite food spread, bed.
- To provide (a room or building) with furniture.
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