Wednesday, October 26, 2011

World's Tallest Lego Tower

The world's tallest Lego tower, made of 500,000 little plastic bricks, was erected in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. The record-breaking structure required a crane for construction and is held in place with a number of wire supports, which prevent it from collapsing.

The structure, which was built by 6,000 Lego-loving volunteers - comprising largely of children - helped to put the tower together over a period of four days. Such was the scale of the task, Lego sent designers from Denmark to help build the tower, which stands at exactly 102.33 feet. Former Brazil football international Cafu was on hand to lay the last bricks on the impressive-looking structure on Saturday.

This is just under ten inches taller than the previous record holder, built in Chile in 2008. The very first Lego tower was built in London in 1988, standing at just under 50 feet.

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