YouTube home #YouTubeRewind


Biggest domino pyramid ever... almost





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011 That time I was successful... I don't think I'll try this pyramid again...

Check out if you want to know more about domino!

And don't forget to subscribe:

This would have been the biggest 3D domino pyramid on YouTube and very probably in the world (not a Guinness record though, they don't have such a category yet), with a bottom layer of 27x27 dominoes and 13,482 pieces in total, but there seems to be some kind of Egyptian curse on domino pyramids. I didn't even make a mistake here, it toppled all by itself when it was more than 96% completed, with just 439 dominoes missing :-(
So 13,043 were standing when it toppled, which makes this my new personal domino record, beating the old one by almost 4,500 pieces! It's the first time I have toppled more than 10,000 dominoes, and more than the 11,111 that made the first world record in 1974.

Probably frequently asked questions:
- This took about 30 hours of actual work, spread over five weeks.
- I AM FINE. First, it would be much worse if I had actually messed it up -- but it wasn't my fault, as you can see in the video. Second, I've been a domino-builder for more than eleven years, so it's not the first time I have to cope with a project toppling too early. I wasn't even really sad, just dull. I was more frustrated when my video editing program (Magix VDL 15) crashed all the time while I tried to edit this video :-/
- Just for the few haters: I have a life... and you're not exactly the right person to judge that just from having seen this video without ever even having met me.

Biggest 3D domino pyramids in the world:
Inofficial #1 - This one and dcomimo:
(They say in their video that just 300 dominoes were missing, but you can see that they are still setting up dominoes at the bottom of the pyramid, which means that more than 300 had to be missing. Maybe they can clear this up)
Official #1 -- FlippyCat, 25x25 (with Domino Express dominoes, which is harder):
#2 -- TheDominoBuilder, 22x22:
# Shared 3 -- spring476 and millionendollarboy, both 20x20: and

This video was shown on the Japanese TV show "Tokudane Toko Doga" on May 1st, 2011. Thanks to NHK for that :-)

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...