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A team of math nerds has determined the precise structural limitations of, well, Legos: a Lego tower can amass about 375,000 plastic bricks, stacking to two miles high, before the weight begins to crush itself. That's ridiculously, unrealistically tall—after all, the tallest Lego tower the world has ever seen so far measured only 105 feet. But still, crafters of Lego architecture for grown-ups will be happy (and unsurprised, perhaps) to hear that there's untapped potential here. Next up: a scale model of Sky City Tower? [BBC via Gizmodo; previously]