Tallest structure built with Lincoln Logs: Ottawa students sets world record (Video)
OTTAWA, IL, USA -- At the request of Community House of Arts in Ottawa (OTHS), the Technology Student Association of Ottawa High School designed and built a 10-foot, 11-inch (3.32 m) structure made of Lincoln Logs at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in downtown Ottawa , setting the world record for the Tallest structure built with Lincoln Logs.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Tallest structure bilt with Lincoln Logs by The Community House of Arts in Ottawa (USA) at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in Ottawa, IL, USA.
The Guinness world record for the The tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks was 30.52 m (100 ft, 1 in) high and was constructed by the Stichting Limmen Ludiek (Netherlands).
Then-OTHS seniors Jack Miller and Travis Walker designed the structure. Originally drawing up a 6-by-6-foot walk-in structure, the duo scaled the project down to stay within their supply of logs and changed the goal from building the largest to the tallest.
To practice for the official structure, students built three 8-foot trial structures in the classroom.
To apply for a new world record, CHAOS needed to take photos of the structure and provide a time lapse video, have a certified surveyor measure the structure and provide three witness statements and any newspaper articles covering the event.
Drue French, of Naplate, won the chance to knock over the 131-inch structure after his grandmother purchased 26 raffle tickets for the opportunity.
The Community House of Arts in Ottawa kept the nearly 3,000 logs from the record-breaking sculpture. Brieschke hopes it can be rebuilt and housed at Ottawa Township High School.