Could this be the tallest Lego tower in the world?
New feat in Tel Aviv attempts to break the world record – and pay tribute to a special little boy at the same time.
Remember when you were a kid and you threw all your Legos into one bin and just started stacking them on top of each other for hours and hours until you had this long, randomly colored and misshapen and totally rad tower that you could have knocked down with a feather?
Well, we can only assume that was the inspiration for what you're about to see.
The structure was built out of 500,000 bricks and took several days to complete. And it came with some pretty special inspiration: Omer Sayag, an 8-year-old boy who died of cancer in 2014.
The boy used to build Lego towers during his illness, Tel Aviv officials said. He got so into it that he spent hours working on a Taj Mahal replica project, which appeared in a 2014 Lego exhibition.
“It was the idea of his (Sayag‘s) former kindergarten teacher, and building blocks were donated by residents, companies and some were purchased using municipality funds,” a spokesperson for the mayor’s office told Reuters.
So they named the tower after him.
Now, the next step is finding out if the tower can now actually call itself the tallest Lego tower in the world. That's up to Guinness, the famous world record book, whose people are still deciding whether it makes the cut. We imagine little Omer Sayag would be proud. And probably would climb up to the top and see the world below.
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