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Lego tower measuring 11 stories claims Guinness record

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A giant feat. (Credit: Red Clay Consolidated School District/Facebook)

School community in Delaware builds world's tallest Lego tower, measuring just under 113 feet tall.

By Christopher MacManus, CNET

Students and teachers celebrated Monday at Dickinson High School in Milltown, Dela., as their 11-story-tall Lego tower, which qualifies as the tallest in the world, topped its way into the Guinness World Record books.

The tower -- measuring at 112 feet and 11 and 3-quarter inches -- took months to construct and consists of about 500,000 bricks. In front of a large crowd Monday evening, a crane raised Superintendent Merv Daugherty to the peak and he placed a simple red schoolhouse (the school district's logo) at the top to finish off the toy tower that weighs nearly a ton.

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The moment of zen. (Credit: Red Clay School District/Facebook)

The entire 28-school Red Clay Consolidated School District participated in the making of the super Lego structure. Planners held fundraisers and even ran a brick drive to get the needed materials. Students built sections of the skyscraper after school and during the summer.

As part of the Guinness World Record requirements, the tower is freestanding and utilizes no adhesives. For safety, wires and a metal cylinder within keep it from falling over and becoming the world's biggest foot hazard.

Unfortunately, the pillar will only stay complete until Thursday. School officials plan to dismantle the creation and break it up into smaller pieces for display in various classrooms and offices in the school district.

The previous height record for a Lego tower is 106 feet, set by a school in Prague last year.

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