Reaching new heights: Budapest sets new world record for tallest LEGO tower


Budapest has officially broken the world record for The Tallest Structure Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks.

Measuring up at a lofty 34.76 metres (114 feet) and made of 450,000 colourful LEGO bricks without supports or adhesives, the tower built by official Danish LEGO constructors and Hungarian local children in four days stood in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica. This beats the previous world record of 34.3 metres (112 feet) of 500,000 LEGO bricks, achieved in August last year by Delaware school students in the US.

Alongside The Guinness Book of World Records who officially registered the tower, the Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós was also present at the last stages of this structural feat. Addressing the large crowd gathered to witness the official registration, the Mayor announced “I hope we will be able to achieve a new world record and if this happens, we will be able to draw more tourists to Budapest.” He then ascended in a crane to place the last piece – a LEGO representation of an oversized Rubik’s Cube to honour the toy’s Hungarian inventor, Erno Rubik – atop the tower.

Although deconstruction of the LEGO tower began on Monday, you can still view the impressive structure on the official LEGO website and in the video below.

Source: Geekologie | Guiness World Records


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