Huge Lego Tower Breaks World Record
Budapest swipes honor from the USA
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted May 28, 2014 2:17 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Lego lovers will be stoked by this news: Budapest, Hungary, is now home to a 114-foot-tall Lego tower to rival the city’s most picturesque architecture, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records has put its official stamp on the project, declaring the multi-colored structure—which features a profile of Pac-Man and is topped by a Rubik’s cube (Hungary's contribution to pop culture)—the "tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks."

The Lego Store Budapest will be listed as the record holder. And for a too-cute spin on the story, the Guardian reports that school kids helped snap together some of the hundreds of thousands of blocks needed to build the tower. Sadly, somewhere in Delaware a bunch of students may be weeping—they held the previous record of nearly 113 feet, CNN notes. (More quirky Lego news: Lego people will outnumber real people by 2019.)

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May 29, 2014 8:49 AM CDT
I will build a factory that makes 115' Lego blocks
May 28, 2014 5:05 PM CDT
Here go my nightmares again; Stepping on a lego block in your bare feet = very painful.
May 28, 2014 4:45 PM CDT
Why would tourists want to go to Budapest to see a tower that isn't there anymore?