Baltic man’s huge Titanic replica breaks world record for largest amber sculpture ever
A Baltic craftsman has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest amber sculpture ever made.
Tomasz Ołdziejewski from the village of Szutowo on the Baltic coast, spent a month building a massive 1.5-metre-long replica of the Titanic ship.
Working around the clock to meet the Guinness World Record attempt regulations, Ołdziejewski, who has worked with amber for 32 years, spent 12 to 14 hours a day to complete his biggest work of art.
Measuring exactly 1.532 meters long and 36.7 tall, the ship which costs a cool EUR 11,000, was made without any additional metal frames or reinforcements.
Ołdziejewski said he decided to go for the record to give himself a new challenge.
He said: "I have a fondness for the history of the tragedy, especially after the movie," adding that he wanted to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic event.
As well as being a keen ‘amber sculptor’, Ołdziejewski is also a keen collector and whenever there is a storm he can be seen combing the beaches for ‘Baltic gold’ thrown up on the shore.
He now plans to break his own record and create an even bigger sculpture.