B.C. boy sets world record for Jenga stack
VANCOUVER -- A 12-year-old from B.C. is now officially in the Guinness Book of Records.
Auldin Maxwell from Salmon Arm holds the record for most Jenga blocks stacked on one vertical Jenga block with 693, Guinness has confirmed.
Maxwell created the giant stack at the end of November, and Guinness posted a video congratulating him on the achievement on Monday.
“It was very awesome, it was amazing that I could get that one more on,” Maxwell told CTV News. “That was a dream come true for me.”
After the stack fell, Maxwell kept the final block as a memento. It now lives on a shelf in his room.
For as long as he can remember, Maxwell has wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records, and knew he had a talent for stacking objects.
His mom says he started stacking toys when he was a baby.
“He didn’t play with them in the conventional way, he just stacked everything he could get his hands on,” Kelly Murray said. “He’s just been lining things up and stacking things his whole life.”
Maxwell has also built another stack in his dining room that he’s working on, with 750 blocks. He says by 2023 he wants to break his own record.
“I’ll just go and buy more Jenga blocks and keep building on it until it falls,” he said.
Maxwell says his friends at school keep congratulating him on his “cool” achievement and wanted to offer this advice: “I was just a normal kid but then I ended up doing a world record. It was my dream so you just have to follow your dream and then one day it might happen.”