This is the 112-foot, 11.75-inch LEGO tower built by the students and teachers of the Red Clay School District in Delaware. It beat the previous record holder built in Prague last year by over six feet. Man, my school district never did anything fun but have an annual physical fitness day. I puked during the potato sack race.
The record-setting tower is made from more than 500,000 bricks and weighs almost a ton, Delaware Online reports.
At the apex of the tower sits a small red schoolhouse, which resembles the Red Clay School District's logo
There are several more shots after the jump, which reveal the tower is actually built around a giant metal flagpole to prevent it from falling over. Plus there's all those guide-lines. I understand the safety concerns and that all the record-breakers are built this way, but I still consider it cheating. Slipping off your wedding ring to tmake out with a girl at the bar? Also cheating. Flipping the table when somebody else is about to win at a board game? "Cheating?" No -- losing in style.
Hit the jump for several more shots.
Thanks to Side Effect, liz, Geoffrey and blankslate, who agree we should all pool our LEGO bricks and build a tower at least twice as tall. Yeah, and it should spell GEEKOLOGIE down one side and PENIS PENIS PENIS down another. I'll let you come up with the other two.