Lego Tower Breaks Record: 114-Foot Structure Steals Title From USA

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 05:57 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

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A 114-foot Lego tower in Budapest has claimed the title of world's tallest toy brick structure, according to Guinness World Records.

Hungarian schoolchildren helped build the 34.76-meter Lego tower, CNN said, which beat a 34.4-meter structure made last year by students from Dickinson High School in Milltown, Delaware.

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The tower, in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, is topped with a Rubik's cube, a toy created by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik.

The completion of the tower coincided with Children’s Day in Hungary.

The Lego Store Budapest is the official record holder for the tower, which includes hundreds of the thousands of interlocking toy bricks.

The Guardian said the final Lego brick was put in place by Antal Rogan, the mayor of the city's 5th district.

Rogan said he hoped the record would help promote Budapest and draw more tourists to the city, The Guardian reported.

Construction of the Lego tower began on May 21, and officials verified the height on Saturday.

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