Guinness World Record
The Venetian Macao casino in Macau, China approached me to break my own Guinness Record for World’s Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards, which at the time, was held by the model I had built of Cinderella’s Castle for Walt Disney World. For The Venetian’s project, I built replicas of The Venetian, Four Seasons, and Sands Cotai Casino, Macau. I also rounded out The Venetian itself with the Campanile and the Rialto Bridge. This project took about 45 days and 4,000 decks. We also held hands-on cardstacking workshops during the event, and a VIP contest to find a hidden card in the knockdown (after the 200,000+ cards had been blasted with a giant leaf blower). This project happened to take place over Chinese New Year, and I was able to take a break to see some amazing dragon dance parades and insane fireworks. It was the most successful PR campaign the Venetian had undertaken, with the project receiving widespread media coverage worldwide.