Picture of the Day: The World’s Tallest Lego Tower
THE WORLD’S TALLEST LEGO TOWER
Students in partnership with LEGO Store Budapest and official Danish LEGO constructors set a new world record on 25 May 2014 by building the world’s highest LEGO tower, eclipsing the previous record set last August by students in Delaware.
The tower was erected in front of Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, and measured an official 34.76 meters (114 ft) by Guinness World Records adjudicator Anna Orford. The previous record set last year was 34.43 meters (112.95 ft).
The tower took four days to build and used approximately 450,000 LEGO bricks. The tower was topped by an oversized Lego representation of a Rubik’s cube, in honour of Erno Rubik, the toy’s inventor.