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Aug 21 2013

New World Record: Tallest LEGO Tower

Lego-recordIn more LEGO News for the day the Red Clay School District in Delaware has set a new world record for the tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks. They used LEGOs instead of using MegaBlocks or some other form of much larger interlocking plastic brick which would have made their project go much faster, weigh less, and probably just as sturdy (especially with as many guy wires as they used.) Just sayin’, for anyone out there looking for a breakable world record, one bucket of blocks will get you about 6 feet up whereas a box of LEGOs only gets you about 4 inches.

After months of work in classrooms across the district and a few days of painstaking engineering, a stack of LEGO bricks towers high over John Dickinson High School outside of Wilmington.

It’s made out of more than 500,000 of the small plastic bricks. It weighs almost a ton. And it’s exactly 112 feet, 11 ¾inches tall.

The district wrote on Facebook that the Lego tower will remain intact until Thursday morning. For more on the construction project, check out the following video from the Red Clay School District’s Facebook page.

Hit the jump for more shots and a video.

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