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Brazil Builds World's Largest Lego Tower

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the because-they-can dept.

Toys 6

At 102 feet and 3 inches, the world's largest Lego tower resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An intense need to smash Lego constructs as a child means this beat my record by at least 100 feet.

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Brazil built nothing (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35783094)

Nearly 6,000 Lego lovers in Sao Paulo, mostly children, helped put together the independent blocks of Lego bricks which were later stacked using a crane.

Re:Brazil built nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35865144)

Right. 6,000 Brazilians in Brazil, mostly children.

What do you have against Brazil?

Re:Brazil built nothing (1)

digsbo (1292334) | more than 3 years ago | (#35873142)

He means that it was Brazilians, not the government of Brazil, who built the tower. I think.

just a record passed around like a cheap whore (3, Insightful)

Bill Wong (583178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35786006)

The first Lego tower was built in London in 1988, since then Toronto, Moscow, Sydney, Tokyo and Munich have been among the cities which have held the title.

That's a pretty fucking ingenious scam Lego's got going there. Each year, go to a new city and ask "wouldn't you like to have the world record for the world's largest lego tower?". And sales go through the roof in the host country until it's time to move the record onto the next country...

Cheats! (1)

michelcolman (1208008) | more than 3 years ago | (#35821826)

What are those metal pipes they are tightening in the video? That's not a lego tower, it's a steel tower with some lego bricks around it! Hey, I can build a lego tower as high as the Eiffel tower if I can just attach the bricks to the actual Eiffel tower.

Re:Cheats! (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35846180)

Don't give 'em ideas...

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