The Tallest Lego Tower Imaginable

December 4, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve all wondered it at one point in our lives. How tall could our Lego tower become? Ruth Alexander answered:

  • Materials testing shows that Lego bricks can take more than 400kg of weight before they collapse.
  • This means that a single Lego brick at the bottom of a tower could withstand the weight of 375,000 Lego bricks on top of it.
  • This would mean that the tallest tower theoretically possible is 3.5 km – taller than most European mountains.

Read more about the feasibility of building such a tower, a behind the scenes look at the Lego stress test – and its aftermath – as well as the current world record holder for tallest Lego tower over here.

Source: BBC