Guinness World Record holder Paul Ufema was disqualified in his attempt at the fastest form of Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon LEGO set. The Millennium Falcon is an intergalatic transport most famously utilized by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) in the original Star Wars movie set of three. Ufema is an avid LEGO developer, and runs a YouTube channel dedicated to LEGO called All New Bricks.
In a new video posted on the Guinness World Records YouTube channel, Ufema depicts how one singular piece was the downfall of his subsequent record. After completing the form in 16 hours, 10 minutes and 29 seconds, Ufema found he had an extra piece. According to Ufema, he initially excused this as a mistake, assuming the crate came with one such a large number of pieces. In spite of this, Ufema returned and checked the instructions again, just to find that he had indeed missed one small addition. Watch the full video underneath:
Ufema actually presented his accomplishment to Guinness, nonetheless, he expressed in his letter that he had missed a piece when building the boat. According to the video, Ufema even sent Guinness photos of the piece, and the location where it ought to appear on the Star Wars LEGO set. This ultimately driven Guinness to disqualify Ufema. While he was disappointed by this choice, Ufema maintains that Guinness was exceptionally gracious about the disqualification and “weren’t jerks in any way.” In fact, the team even communicated having “a hard time” with the choice, however the adjudicators ultimately had to abide fair and square.
Ufema’s sincerely is certainly to be praised. While many others may have deceived get the certification, Ufema wanted to open up to the Guinness World Records judges. Ufema even stated in the video that many of his companions fail to see the reason why he would come clean while submitting his work for the record. Ufema said he is extremely pleased with his past record, and didn’t want to tarnish a second by knowing that he didn’t merit it. Clearly, he is an individual who genuinely takes pride in his work and accomplishments. Ufema has stated that he will be trying for the record again, however no time soon. He does, notwithstanding, think that he will have made another attempt at the Star Wars transport before the year is out. With his new information on the extra piece, it is possible the LEGO champion will become one of the fortunate double cross Guinness World Record holders.