Towering 105-feet above Seoul, South Korea, this LEGO tower took 4000 children using 500,000 bricks to build. It was unveiled last week by “Danish Crown Prince Frederik, who laid the final record-breaking brick, as part of a celebration to mark Lego’s 80th birthday.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
The tower was built over five days by young contest winners. The build itself became a tourist attraction, drawing in more than 30,000 curious visitors. After it was finished and assembled, Prince Frederik – on a six-day state visit to South Korea – was hoisted up on a crane to lay the final brick. The very first Lego tower was built in London in 1988, standing at just under 50 feet. Since then the record has been toppled more than 30 times.