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Pirates gather at Legoland Windsor for world record bid

Pirates at Legoland Windsor
Legoland will know next week if the record was broken

Hundreds of pirates have gathered at a theme park in Berkshire in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest pirate gathering.

Legoland in Windsor hosted the bid to break the current Guinness World Record of 1,600 pirates held by Alton Towers.

A spokeswoman for Legoland said: "The event was massively well supported with hundreds of pirates of all ages turning out, despite the rain."

She said the numbers were being verified by the Guinness team.

Peg legs

"We'll have confirmation early next week as to whether Legoland Windsor are the new record holders," she added.

Amarilis Espinoza, Guinness World Record spokesperson, said: "Everyone who participated made such an effort with their pirate costumes."

She said the park "was a sea of pirate hats, parrots, patches and peg legs".

The event was help to mark the opening of the park's new attraction Pirate's Landing.

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