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Students from Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware made history yesterday, snapping in the final pieces of the world’s largest LEGO tower in front of reps from the Guinness Book of World Records, according to Gizmodo. The structure stands 112 feet tall, and is comprised of more than half a million LEGO pieces. (It is also held steady by a safety pole.) The previous record was held by a 106-foot tower in Prague.
Students built parts of the tower using brick donations, as well as monetary donations that went to the purchase of special pieces. And not only did kids get the thrill of breaking a world record, they learned a little something too, according to the school district’s web site:
“Students from around the district have been involved in many different instructional activities related to this project. Some students have spoken with architects and engineers about careers. Other students have learned about proportions and ratios using the bricks. Still other students have used estimating skills. The project even has applications in social studies. Students have learned about the Lego corporation, and talked about economic concepts related to buying hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces. “
Also, these students now have the Best. Answer. Ever. to the age-old question: What did you do on your summer vacation?