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How tall can a Lego tower get?


BBC News How tall can a Lego tower get

BBC News How tall can a Lego tower get

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-2057862...

So - how many Lego bricks, stacked one on top of the other, would it take to destroy the bottom brick?

Ian Johnston and the team do two more tests to be sure we hadn't just happened upon the strongest Lego brick in existence. And in fact they were impressed at the consistency of Lego manufacture.

The average maximum force the bricks can stand is 4,240N. That's equivalent to a mass of 432kg (950lbs). If you divide that by the mass of a single brick, which is 1.152g, then you get the grand total of bricks a single piece of Lego could support: 375,000.

So, 375,000 bricks towering 3.5km (2.17 miles) high is what it would take to break a Lego brick.

"That's taller than the highest mountain in Spain. It's significantly higher than Mount Olympus [tallest mountain in Greece].

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Yeah, no one is going to make that size LEGO tower in our lifetime.

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