LEGOLAND California Press Release
World's Largest LEGO Tower at LEGOLAND California
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 4 -- LEGOLAND® California to break Guinness World Record™ for Tallest LEGO® TowerTheme park guests participate in record-setting event Presidents Day 2005 Carlsbad, California – Thousands of children along with their families will click together more than half-a-million LEGO® bricks at LEGOLAND® California February 17-21, 2005, to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest LEGO tower ever built!
The tower will soar over the theme park’s main entrance and will be built entirely of LEGO bricks. Park guests will be able to participate in this record-breaking event by constructing their own piece of the tower beginning Thursday, February 17 when the Park opens at 10 a.m.
Park officials estimate the tower will take four days, 40 hours, nearly 50,000 guests and more than 500,000 LEGO bricks to complete! The construction of the tower begins everyday during Presidents Day weekend when the Park opens at 10 a.m. and ends when the Park closes at 5 p.m. Witness the closing ceremony on Presidents Day, February 21 at 10:30 a.m. when the final bricks are positioned and the tower is measured and certified by an official from Guinness World Records.
The current Guinness World Record is held by AS Rekato Ltd., the company who organized the building of a LEGO tower built in Tallinn, Estonia in August 1998. The tower took four days to build reaching a height of 82 feet and was made of 391, 478 LEGO bricks. LEGOLAND California will have to create a tower at least 83 feet in height to break the current record.
LEGOLAND California is a 128-acre family theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. Just like with LEGO play materials, kids are the ones who make things happen at the Park. They drive, pedal, squirt, climb, jump, stomp, slide, steer, pull, click, push, gallop, laugh, build and program their way through more than 50 rides and attractions. There are only three other LEGOLAND parks in the world -- LEGOLAND® Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND® Windsor outside of London and LEGOLAND® Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany. For more information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.
About Guinness World Records Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time. In 2004 Guinness World Records will celebrate its 50th anniversary (1955-2005) and the 2004 Edition marked the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records is published by Hit Entertainment PLC, a fully integrated global studio with divisions in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan, including broadcast production and distribution, video and audio sales, consumer products licensing and marketing.