Last Monday, the Guinness World Record for the tallest Lego tower has been taken away from Chile and now belongs to Brazil.
The new record Lego tower is 25 centimeters taller than Chile’s record and stands 31.19 meters. It was built in a parking lot at a Sao Paulo shopping mall.
The Lego tower was not built by one person, but a combined effort of approximately 6,000 people – both adults and children. It is made up of more than 500,000 Lego pieces and is supported by a wire frame to prevent it from being toppled by the wind.
The last Lego block on the record setting tower was placed by Brazilian soccer player, Cafu. Director of Lego’s Brazil office, Roberio Esteves, says that he is pleased with this achievement because not only they were able to set a new record, but he saw the great teamwork that the Brazilians showed in building the tower.
Below is a video report by ITN News regarding Brazil’s tallest Lego tower.