Beat By A Bunch Of Kids: Delaware School District Sets New World Record For Tallest LEGO Tower

August 22, 2013


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.

  • Carl_Brutanananadilewski

    Thanks Obamacare!

  • A thing of beauty.

  • Robin Manford

    Next quadcopter disaster: crashing into the top of this thing whilst trying to photograph it.

  • Azariel_z

    well, that's one way to expend tax payers money...

  • Forblat


  • knurd

    Agreed. Flagpole = cheating.

  • n_a_a_s

    I was impressed until I saw the support pole

  • Yea, if it's got a metal pole and steel cables keeping it upright, what's the achievement here? Is the world record holder just whoever has the most time and the largest crane? Seems like there isn't much stopping them from going higher at that point.

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