American architect and ‘cardstacker’ Bryan Berg broke eight past records (all held by him!) for constructing the largest house made of stacked playing cards. Over the course of 44 days, Berg used 218,792 cards (4,051 decks) to create a replica of the Venetian Macau, a hotel located in China based on Vegas’ Venetian. At 600 pounds and meauring 33 feet by just under 10 feet, the massive house of cards is made without the aid of tape, glue, or any other foreign substance. Says Berg:
“This has been the most ambitious project I have undertaken to date. It’s really like a real construction project because you have to engineer every single adjacency and every support that’s supporting everything above.”
A worthy induction into the Guinness World Record books. Look in the gallery below for some more shots of the structure and after the break for a video news report.