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New York Bronx resident Jon Lovitch spent 10 months crafting the world's largest gingerbread village. The structure titled "Gingerbread Lane" weighs 1.5 tons including 2,240 pounds of icing. And the entire village is edible — that is, if you'd ever want to take a bite out of the thing.

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Besides the houses, the village also includes an ice rink, firehouse, and underground subway station. Lovitch constructed most of the village in his home after work (he is the executive sous chef at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge). He then transported the pieces to the New York Hall of Science where it is now on display until January 12th.

The structure was named the largest gingerbread exhibit in the world by the Guinness World Records on November 17, 2013.

Learn more about the gingerbread village → New York Hall of Science