Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 17:05
Utrecht Legoworld goes for tallest Lego tower record
In commemoration of 15 years of LegoWorld in the Netherlands, the convention based around the Danish building blocks will attempt to break the world record for the largest Lego tower ever built. The finished tower is to rise to a height of over 35.05 meters, the previous best recorded in Milan this summer. Lego will donate one thousand euros to the SOS Children's Village for every meter built. Some 23 truck loads of Lego bricks were brought to the convention center for use in the structure. The last tower built at LegoWorld reached 27.7 meters when it was erected in 2004. The conference kicked off on Wednesday at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, and runs through Tuesday, October 27. All visitors are invited to participate in the tower's construction, with the finishing touches to be added by an unnamed celebrity on Friday. LegoWorld will also have a Lego shower, and fans can even re-enact their favorite scenes at the Lego Star Wars area. Tickets for the event are 19.50 euro per person, with free admission for kids under two.