Category: Society / November 19, 2012 2:13 PM EST
A train made entirely of chocolate set a new Guinness World Record on Monday (November 19) as the longest chocolate structure in the world.
The sculpture, on display at the busy Brussels South station, is 112-feet (34.05 meters) long and weighs over 2,755 pounds (1250 kilos).
Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia spent over 700 hours constructing the chocolate train. He said he came up with the idea of the train last year after visiting the Belgian Chocolate Festival:
"I had this idea for a while, and I said what do you think if we do this realization of a long chocolate train, you know, because a train you can make it as long as you like. Actually it was going to be much smaller than it was, but I kept on adding another wagon, and another wagon, and it's the size it is today," Farrugia said with a smile.
There are two parts to the train. The first seven wagons are modeled after the new Belgian trains, and the rest of the train is modeled after the old train wagons, including a wagon with a bar and restaurant on board.
After measuring the length of the train and confirming no material other than chocolate was used, officials from the Guinness Book of World Records added a new category to the collection of world records and declared the train to be the longest chocolate structure in the world.
The train will be on display at various chocolate museums in Belgium as well as at the Brussels' train museum.