Italy breaks new record for world's tallest Lego tower

A lego tower erected in Milan stands 35.05 metres high, breaks the previous record of 34.76 meters held by a tower built in Bucharest

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Italian Lego fans have set a new record for the world’s tallest Lego tower. It is standing at an impressive 35.05 metres high.

The tower was built in in Milan and took five days to be completed. 

More than half a million Lego bricks were used to build the Lego Tower. 

18,000 volunteers worked together to break the record previously held by a 34.76 metre tall tower built in Bucharest.

The officials from Guinness Book of World Records witnessed the final piece of the tower to be put in place by X-Factor Italy presenter Alessandro Cattelan.

The event was organised by Lego. Lego donated €7 to an Italian development programme for every centimetre of the tower built.

Lego spokesperson said “Each small brick was important in reaching the record, in the same way that all our daily actions are important building a better future.” 

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