Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Record Lego Tower

Visitors to Legoland Windsor, UK, yesterday helped set a new world record for the tallest tower made of Lego bricks. Thousands of children and their families helped put the final bricks in place to complete the monster structure, which stands nearly 100ft tall.

The tower is designed to resemble a Viking longboat mast to mark the opening of the new Land of the Vikings at the Berkshire theme park. Positioned at the park's main entrance, it is made up of almost half a million Lego bricks and celebrates 50 years of the popular children's toy.

Youngsters helped build 20cm sections, with each section hoisted into place by crane.

The previous record for the tallest Lego tower was just over 96ft which was set in Toronto in August 2007.

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