Delaware school district builds 10-story Lego tower

Aug. 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Students and staff in a Delaware school district set a world record with a more than 10-story tower constructed from Lego blocks.

Red Clay School District Superintendent Ted Ammann, who came up with the project as part of a construction "theme" in the district amid a multimillion-dollar construction and renovation campaign, said the tower was completed Monday with a height of 112 feet, 11.75 inches, The News Journal, Wilmington, Del., reported Wednesday.

Ammann said the tower was constructed from interlocking bricks donated by students and their families. Sections of the structure were constructed over the course of several months in classrooms before being combined at John Dickinson High School, located just outside of Wilmington.

"We knew it was going to be a huge task, but I knew we were up to it," Ammann said.

The tower, which is comprised entirely of store-bought bricks and includes no adhesive according to Guinness World Records rules, defeats a 106-foot tower built in Prague in 2012.

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