Hungarian students break US LEGO tower record

BUDAPEST, Hungary (NBC/EBU) — Schoolchildren in Hungary, with some help from grown-ups, have broken a U.S. record for the tallest tower built with LEGOs.

The children built a 114-foot tower in front of St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.

One of the organizers — who’s a manager of a LEGO store — said an estimated 5,000 students took part in the building the tower.

A number of adults, including Danish LEGO managers, supervised the tower construction.

A Hungarian lawmaker put a Rubik’s Cube, invented by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik, on the top of the tower.

Guinness officials verified the record over the weekend.

The previous record was set by Dickinson High School students in Delaware. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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