If you have ever dreamed of building a LEGO tower up to the sky, this latest world record is right up your alley. A group of schoolchildren teamed up with workers in Hungary to create the world’s tallest LEGO tower. Situated in the shadow of the famous St. Stephen’s Basilica, the tower stands at approximately 114 feet, smashing the previous record of 112 feet, 9 inches set by Delaware students in 2013.
The tower required hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks and once the “modern obelisk,” as Hungary’s mayor calls it, was completed, the team topped things off with a fitting crown for classic toy lovers: a colorful Rubik’s Cube. No doubt the cube’s inventor, who just happens to come from Hungary, would be proud.
The tower was assembled starting May 21st and hit its record height the following Sunday at which point Guinness Records certified the structure. Sadly, the tower comes down today, so LEGO lovers had better rush if they want to witness the Guinness Record-setting achievement. For the rest of us, you can watch a video of the tower here.