Brazil has just sidled ahead of Chile in terms of an essential indicator of national excellence: the ability to come together and create buildings out of toys. Thousands of people—many of them kids—have just completed the construction of a 102-foot-tall Lego tower in Sao Paulo, breaking the previous world record (held by Santiago, Chile) by nearly 10 inches. The project took four days and 500,000 Lego pieces, which, along with special Lego designers, were all flown in from the company headquarters in Denmark. Brazilian soccer legend Cafu (above) attached the topmost piece.
Video: World's Tallest Lego Tower