Children from the St. Alexius Medical Center community, including past patients, family and friends and children of staff members, joined children from around the world on Nov. 15 to set a Guinness World Record for having the "Largest Toy Construction Lesson."
Of the 287 kids that participated in the record, 36 were at the Chicago site at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. The local kids learned how to build a model Christmas train from Legoland Discovery Center Chicago's Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.
"Not only is it a fun way for kids to celebrate creativity and imagination, but they're also learning about teamwork -- coming together as a group and with children from across the globe -- to accomplish a single goal," Johnson said in a statement. "And that's pretty remarkable."
The event, which took place at 6 a.m. central time, was one of 10 workshops taking place globally on the same day at the same time. Other locations included Atlanta, Kansas City, Tokyo and Berlin.