To promote the company’s construction workshops, Centre Kapla Lyon recently set a record for the Tallest tower made from wooden toy blocks at the recreation and climbing hall Azium in Lyon, France.
Using 9,834 Kapla wooden planks, the completed structure stood an incredible 18.40 m (60 ft 4.41 in) high. It took 16 hours to construct.
The structure was built next to the climbing wall in the Azium leisure centre. Frédéric Martin (who designed the block tower) and his team took turns ascending the climbing wall in order to carefully assemble each level of the tower.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Anna Orford was on hand to measure and verify the brand new record.
The record-breaking tower was on display for two days. It was then taken down so that the blocks could be reused.