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Just Because: World’s Tallest Lego Tower

We’ve discussed this before, but if there’s one childhood toy I’d like to own again now, it’s a roomful of Legos. Okay, also Hot Wheels and table hockey with the little sliding flat metal players. But definitely Legos.

Here, because they could, is the Tallest Lego Tower in the World, 102 feet, 500,000 pieces, breaking a previous record from Chile. This one was billed as being built by kids, but they had a little help from parents and a crane.

The BBC’s coverage:

Here’s some Flip camera video of it:

I don’t think I’d build a tower, but I’d build a whole city. With Hot Wheels roads and a table hockey arena. And maybe Godzilla rampaging through it. That would be cool.

HT: BBC for the initial coverage (hey, BBC, make your video embeddable!), BuzzFeed for the home-brew video

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  1. Krystal says:

    Now I want to see a video of somebody accidentally bumping into it, the tower teetering slowly, and then crashing to the ground … completely with the loud collection “AWWW” from the gathered crowds.

  2. Benjamin Portner says:

    Then God struck them down and made them all to speak different languages so the lego tower could never be recreated…

  3. Tyson says:

    Awesome, just awesome. All they need is a lego Kong

  4. Wade says:

    Will your city be the kind of city without schools because everyone is born smart? And everyone stupid will be ground up for food?

  5. Oluutaa says:

    They’re making fun of our towers! Quick! To the lego-cave!

  6. Hurricane Ditka says:

    Is this a sign of America’s economic downward spiral and Basil’s economic growth?