Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality employees and volunteers from the city have built a record-tall Lego tower in memory of an eight-year-old Lego-loving boy who died of cancer a few years ago. The tower is taller than the current Guinness world record Lego tower. However, the city must submit proof to Guinness World Records so that the new record can be officially recognized.
Lego tower Photo Credit: Flash 90
Tel Aviv municipal workers and volunteers constructed a 36-meter (about 118-foot) Lego tower in Rabin Square on Wednesday. The world record-contending tower was named the Omer Tower after an eight-year-old Israeli boy who loved Legos and died of cancer in 2014.
The tower was constructed from more than half a million Lego pieces, which were donated by Tel Aviv residents.
The tower in Tel Aviv Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90
According to Guinness World Records, the current record of a 35.05-meter (about 115-foot) tower was set in 2015 in Italy. There were no Guinness World Records representatives at the site on Wednesday to inspect the project. A spokesman for the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality reportedly told AFP that proof will need to be submitted to Guinness World Records so that the new record can be officially recognized.