Legoland California to build world's largest Lego structure

Posted Friday, February 13, 2004 8:03 AM | Contributed by janfrederick

Beginning today, guests will participate in building a 90-foot tall tower of Lego bricks. The previous record was set last year at Legoland Billund in Denmark.

Read more from KGTV/San Diego.

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Friday, February 13, 2004 10:40 AM
My initial reaction, before I read that the guests will participate, was to think that they certainly are putting their three new master builders to the test.

I think thier next project should be to build a scale replica of Legoland, complete with scale replica of Legoland, complete with .... ;)

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Friday, February 13, 2004 12:07 PM
Not related, but did you notice the Honda TV spot with the Lego SUV originally had no mention of Lego, but now it does? They didn't think that Lego would just pretend it was some generic building block in the spot, did they?
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Friday, February 13, 2004 2:05 PM
I could just see the board meeting, "Hey, there are generic blocks out there...they can't say anything..."

Then, after it aired, someone probably got a little phone call,

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Saturday, February 14, 2004 2:55 PM
Every time I've seen that commercial, the small print on the bottom says that they are Megablocks.
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Sunday, February 15, 2004 12:31 AM
Doesn't matter if the Honda is made out of legos, megablocks, plastic, or metal.

The Honda Element has to be one of the ugliest vehicles on the road.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004 5:17 PM
No Chitown, I think that award goes to the Pontiac Aztek (is it still made?). I think they used an ardvark as their inspiration.
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Sunday, February 15, 2004 6:10 PM
Funny, I have a poster of the Aztek in my room from the autoshow where it was a concept car.

I wonder what these legos are capeable of supporting. I mean you can't just make a skyrise out of these, can you? There has to be some upward stress limit on the legos at the bottom... I just wonder what it is.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:15 PM
pictures of the tower

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=56937

ondrew

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Monday, February 16, 2004 10:25 AM
Thanks for the link! I'll have to remember to swing by slowly to see if it's still up on my way home.
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