World Record Sandcastle Built In Germany By Team Of 19.

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Sand sculptors from ten nations joined together in Duisburg, Germany, to attempt to create the impossible.

There's nothing better than sitting on the beach with friends, playing volleyball or building a sandcastle. While most of us just build sandcastles for fun, there are some people that have turned it into an incredible art form. They use their creativity and unbelievable talent to create monstrous sculptures. Sculptures that have us staring at them in awe. Recently, a world record was broken in the world of sand sculpting that's absolutely larger than life!This team of 19 people had a huge task on their hands. They wanted to create the largest sandcastle ever made using the theme of tourism.

The sandcastle features famous landmarks including Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, Venice's Rialto Bridge, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the graveside of Elvis Presley.

The team of sculptors had enormous shoes to fill. The previous record holder had built a sandcastle that was a whopping 48.8 feet tall! Luckily, the team in Germany knew what they were doing.

This wasn't the first time the team tried to claim their spot in the record book.

Last year, the team failed in their attempt. This time the sculptors chose a very fine quartz sand. Ukrainian sculptor Eugenia Kolot told Reuters, “It did not collapse because the quality of the sand was better than previous attempts, the weather was good and very good planning."
Reuters /Wolfgang Ratta

The sculpture measures 54.72 feet tall and consists of 4,000 metric tonnes of sand.

The team finally got their well earned spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Wolfgang Rattay

The sandcastle took them three weeks to build.

Even though a part of the sculpture fell at one point, they persevered and got the job done.
Reuters /Wolfgang Ratta

It's no wonder that the sandcastle is attracting people from all over the world.

Over 180,000 people wanted to be a part of this record-breaking history, and have made the journey to Duisburg. The giant sandcastle will be available for the public to see until late September.