In the heart of Sunnyvale, California (USA), you’ll find the man who’s made every child’s dream come true with an incredible super-sized toy gun. Mark Rober has blasted his way into the new Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters! book for his massively awesome creation: the World’s Largest Nerf Gun .
The 36-year-old mechanical engineer and YouTuber spent several weeks developing the 1.82 m (6 ft.) long gun, which shoots foam bullets at 40 mph.
His inspiration for building the Nerf gun? His work colleagues. Mark explains: “Everyone in the office has Nerf guns and they shoot each other with them. I started thinking about how to one up my fellow engineers. I had a few different ideas but eventually decided to go big or go home.”
In fact, his biggest challenge in constructing the Nerf gun was the logistics behind harnessing the power of a paintball pressure tank to shoot a dart built from a pool noodle and a toilet plunger.
Besides constructing enormous toys, Mark is also an avid YouTuber.
A video of his record-breaking accomplishment posted on his channel has received nearly 14,315,534 views to date.
For Mark, who collected Guinness World Records books as a youngster, his new title is a dream come true.
“It’s really cool to make it into the Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters! book. I never thought I would get one but it’s always been a secret bucket list kind of thing. I now have the official certificate hanging in my office.”