SEOUL, South Korea (CBS) -- After 5 days of building, the world's tallest Lego tower has been constructed in Seoul, South Korea. Built by 4,000 children, using half a million Lego bricks, the tower stands a spectacular 105 ft. high. Danish Crown Prince Frederick, on a tour of South Korea, did the crowning honors by placing the last piece of Lego at the top of the tower. The towering structure was erected as a tribute to the Lego Corporation in honor of its 80th birthday.
The tower stands in front of Seoul's Olympic Stadium and beats the previous Lego tower record of almost 99 feet set in France last October (2011).
The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932.