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.

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