Building on Up: Brazilians Create World's Largest Lego Tower

Residents of Sao Paulo, Brazil have just completed building the World's largest Lego tower, taking the title away from previous brick building champions from Santiago, Chile.

It may surprise you to learn that Lego tower building on a grand scale isn't anything new--the brick-based race to the sky originally started in the late eighties in the United Kingdom. During 1988 Londoners built a modest tower that stood just over 15 meters high.

Since then more than thirty countries around the world have given plastic tower building a try, with Brazil and their 31.19-meter tower becoming the latest record holder.

The Brazilian tower was built over the course of four days, with Lego designers from Denmark on site to help out. The tower builders constructed it in a shopping mall's parking lot, with footballer Cafu placing the last bricks atop of the tower.

Check out the Lego bricks towering towards the sky:

There are plenty of other related videos showing the tower that are worth checking out. However, what I want to know is how many bricks were used to create this massive tower of plastic power. Place your bets in the comments below!

[Via CNN / Buzzfeed]

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