The construction of the Shard is not the only major architectural feat to get its big launch- the world’s tallest Lego skyscraper has also been revealed at Legoland in Berkshire.
The mammoth tower, measuring 105ft (32m), surpasses the previous record holder in Seoul, South Korea.
More than half a million bricks were used in 160 sections to build the structure. Lego athlete figures have been stationed at the top of the toy tower to mark this summer’s London Olympics.
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Visitors to Legoland pitched in to help builder Per K Knudsen, who polished the tower off in four days.
“We are delighted to reclaim the record for Britain,” said Legoland divisional director Sue Kemp. “We last held it in 2008 when it was a mere 29.26 metres tall.
"We’re very grateful to the hundreds of people who helped create the tower, which is made from over 500,000 bricks. It took four days to build and is certainly an impressive feat."
The first Lego tower was built in London in 1988, standing at just under 50 feet. Since then, the record has been broken more than 30 times.