Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17, have sent a Lego man into space using a home-stitched parachute and spare parts found on Craigslist. Two Canadian teenagers attached the two-inch astronaut clutching a Canadian flag to a helium weather balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air – three times the height of a commercial jet’s cruising altitude.
Children in the Chilean capital, Santiago, claimed a new world record on Saturday. With a little help from adults and a large crane, they spent three days building what’s claimed to be the world’s tallest LEGO tower using interlocking plastic LEGO bricks. The organisers said the structure topped the previous record of 30.76 metres (101 feet), set last August in Duisberg, Germany, by about a fraction of a metre at 31 metres (101 feet, 8 inches).