Red Clay Consolidated School District Attempting Guinness World Record

Our buddies over at YourCreativeFriends is reporting that The Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, DE will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the tallest LEGO tower. The current record stands at 106 ft 7 in and was constructed in Prague, Czech Republic last year. All the schools in the district will be building a section of the tower and are currently 2/3 of the way there. The district is looking for donations of LEGO bricks to help with the construction. The assembly of the tower itself will be on August 19th at Dickinson High School and the people from Guinness will be onsite on August 20th to certify the world record. Check out the links below for more information about the world record attempt by Red Clay.

Red Clay video: http://bit.ly/RedClayVideo
Official Website: http://bit.ly/RedClayTower
Local Media Coverage from Delaware: http://bit.ly/LegoTowerDE
Donation information: http://bit.ly/RedClayDonate

  • Weldon W. Worth

    I have to say, despite being a fan of Lego and a belief that kids should have fun, that a school should use funds and donations in a more responsible way.

    That is for an educational use rather than the nonsense of breaking a meaningless (as to education) record.

  • Heather

    Nothing wrong with making learning fun. From the district website: “This project is an academic activity. Students from around the district have been involved in many different instructional activities related to this project. Some students have spoken with architects and engineers about careers. Other students have learned about proportions and ratios using the bricks. Still other students have used estimating skills. The project even has applications in social studies. Students have learned about the Lego corporation, and talked about economic concepts related to buying hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces. Equally as important, students have worked together to achieve a common goal.” After the tower attempt most of the blocks will go to the schools for classroom and after school activities.