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.