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Students Set World Record for Tallest Lego Tower

According to an article in the International Business Times this week, students from the Red Clay School District in Delaware set a new Guinness World Record for the tallest tower ever built of Lego blocks.  The tower was built in sections by each of the 28 schools in the district, and assembled at the John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware last August.

According to the IBT article, the students, with a little help from sponsors and friends, constructed a tower which is “made out of 500,000 LEGO bricks, weighs almost a ton, and is exactly 112 feet, 11¾ inches tall.  At more than 10 stories high, it shatters the previous record, held by a 106-foot tower built in Prague in 2012.

“The tower was built almost entirely by students from the Red Clay School District over the summer and the last few days of the 2012-2013 school year.  But volunteer contractors helped with the final assembly last week, placing the tower pieces together using cranes and lifts.”

The IBT article links to a report posted by Delaware Online, which contains video interviews with some of the students who worked on the project.

Hopefully, some of the students involved will become the contractors and builders of the future after experiencing this team experience.


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