Students team up to build 112-foot high tower

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and sizes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Catchup for 24th August.  Teamwork in action.

Reach For The Sky

Such a wondrous tower,
you heavenly flower,
you’re making me ponder
as you scale the blue yonder
piercing the azure blue sky.

I look at the cables
that keep you so stable
and I can’t help remark
you’re like Arthur C Clark’s
elevator, breeching the sky.

I admire your bricks
with their colours so slick
and a thought fills my head –
you’re a yellow, blue, red
rainbow scything the sky.

I gaze at your height
and am awed by the sight.
My thoughts go unspoken,
the world record you’ve broken.
Yes my mind is transfixed
by your bright lego bricks
clicked in place to reach for the sky.

24th August 2013 – headline from the Daily Mail

Notes:  “Students team up to build 112-foot high Lego tower, the world’s largest.”  The incredible column was built by students from 32 schools across Wilmington, Delaware, who gave up part of their summer to complete the project.  The tower stands almost six feet taller than the last record winner, set in Prague in 2012, and is made from around 500,000 plastic Lego bricks – all donated by the students and members of the community.  The official adjudicator on site and the Guinness World Record head office confirmed the validity of the record.  It is also the first Lego record to be held not by Lego themselves or a whole country.  The tower will eventually be dismantled and the Lego bricks will be distributed between local schools.

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