Dad Breaks World Record With Giant Christmas Light Display
A dad in Australia has claimed the Guinness World Record title for the largest image made of LED lights with a mesmerizing display featuring almost 1.2 million lights.
The Christmas scene, masterminded by lawyer David Richards and built with the help of volunteers, features 1,194,380 lights that give the illusion of three interconnected wrapped gifts, set to a backdrop of more lights, according to Guinness World Records. It also features music, "giant bows and strings of cables."
The light show will be on display this Christmas season at Canberra's CBD, a shopping area in the country's capital city, and is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors, according to News Corp Australia.
Richards is using his record-breaking display to raise money for the SIDS and Kids ACT charities, he tells the site. He lost a baby boy to sudden infant death syndrome in 2002.
Last year, Richards broke the record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property with 502,165 lights, raising $138,000 for SIDS charities, according to the Guardian.
(All Photos: Stefan Postles, Getty Images)