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Photos: Chef Aims For Gingerbread House World Record

Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough. That's what Manhattan chef Jon Lovitch needs to build the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses.

Some of the gingerbread house creations by Chef Jon Lovitch are displayed in his GingerBread Lane, at the New York Hall of Science, in the Queens borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Lovitch, a Manhattan chef who holds the Guinness record for creating the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses, is now going for another record, competing against himself by assembling more than 1,000 new ones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)