A team of self-described “pyrotechnical geniuses” plan to design, build and successfully fire the world’s largest fireworks display sometime in the fall of 2015 or shortly thereafter – that is, if they raise enough money through their Kickstarter.com campaign.
The proposed record-breaking shell will be a mortar-launched shell, as opposed to a propellant-driven shell, and will measure 60 inches in diameter and weigh in at a whopping 1,700 pounds. The current record for “largest firework shell” is a 1,543 pound shell that measured almost 55 inches – the shell was exploded for the Lake Toya Festival, Hokkaido, Japan on July 15, 1988. This new record attempt project has been approved and given the go ahead by Guinness Book of World Records officials and everyone participating in the fundraising will receive an official Certificate of Participation issued by Guinness.
The costs for the $55,000 project are loosely broken down as such: $9,000 for chemicals, $6,00 for the stars, $25,000 for machine taping, $5,000 for external concrete forms, and the remainder incentives for Kick starter incentives and possibly another $8,000 for an adjudicator from Guinness Book of World Records.
The Kickstarter campaign ends April 2, 2014 and the project will not be funded if the total amount requested is not met, that’s just the way this crowd-sourcing financing website works. Check it out and be part of history. In the meantime, visit AllSparkFireworks.com and imagine how many fun fireworks like shells, fountains, cakes and novelties you could buy for $55,000!