YouTube gamer Callum Knight, a.k.a SeaPeeKay, is a knight by name, but also became king of the castle by achieving the Fastest time to build a castle in Minecraft creative mode (PC edition).

The attempt took place at Guinness World Records' London HQ on 21 March 2018, when we challenged him to build the custom castle.

After three attempts, he managed to clinch the title with a time of 4 minutes 20 seconds.

However, even directly after his success full attempt he was thinking of ways to shave seconds of his time.

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“I was being very careful to not misplace blocks, which I think slowed me down,” he said. “I feel I could’ve knocked more time off if I’d worked out the quickest and most efficient way to place the blocks.”

You can take that advice and run with it, as Callum's castle record is up for grabs in the Minecraftreader challenges, which can be found in Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2019.

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Callum has had a taste of record-breaking before – and currently holds two titles.

At last year's Guinness World Records Gamer's Showdown, Callum set the record for Fastest time to build a house in Minecraft in survival mode, with a time of 3 minutes 54 seconds.

However, this record has since been broken twice and the current record-holder is Christopher Rüsch from Germany with a time of 3 minutes 24 seconds.

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Along with fellow gamers N60Sean and TommyT999 and showdown presenter Sam Homewood he also set the record for Most coins collected in a single round of Coin Runners team of 4 in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 53.

“I didn't have any records until about a year a go, and then I managed to get my first two in one sitting!

“It's a really cool thing, I love having the titles!”

From left to right: SeaPeeKay, Sam Homewood, Adjudicator Louise, N60Sean and TommyT999 at the Gamer's Showdown
From left to right: SeaPeeKay, Sam Homewood, Adjudicator Louise, N60Sean and TommyT999 at the Gamer's Showdown
His appetite for record breaking is only growing – and he suggests there may be fewer Minecraft records in store.

“One of my Guinness World Record titles is for Mario Kart, which isn't necessarily a game I'm known for playing – maybe I can find some more Mario Kart ones to smash!

“I think it's cool to have titles in games that people don't associate with me. I'm a very competitive gamer, and I like to challenge myself and play a lot of things.”

In fact, when Callum started his YouTube channel, he hadn’t ever played Minecraft before.

“I started my channel on horror games, and then met some friends who played Minecraft and they were like ‘you should try it out!' and here I am, five years later.”

Callum shifted his focus onto creating mainly Minecraft content due to the endless opportunities he felt the game offered.

“The possibilities in Minecraft  are limitless. There are always new things to do every time you load up the game.”
So, what is the secret to Callum’s success?

“There's no real inner secret. It's about working hard, there's no quick path really.

“Enjoy it, but keep doing the important things, like work and school – and hopefully it goes somewhere.”

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Callum always tries to inject fun and laughter into his videos – something which motivated him to begin his YouTube channel in the first place.

“I always wanted to go some sort of comedy, but I didn't want to do stand up. I'd always liked video games, so I decided to try and mix the two together – comedy and video games!”

When starting his channel almost 6 years ago, Callum never envisaged that he may hold records like the ones he read about as a child.

“I definitely read it a lot… I had the Guinness World Records book every Christmas, and now it’s like, my records could be featured!”
However, Callum’s dreams have come full circle, as his records feature in Gamer's Edition 2019 on page 96, 102, and 104!