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SMU students compete to design the world’s tallest toy


The following story ran in the Oct. 14, edition of the Dallas Morning News. Engineering students from SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering recently participated in a contest to build a prototype for the tallest toy.

October 15, 2013

By Melissa Repko

A group of SMU students spent their weekend — and part of their fall break — in a quest to design the world’s tallest toy. They were challenged to design a structure made of Superstructs (similar to Tinker Toys) that would set the Guinness World Record at 120 feet.

Five teams of students were challenged to make a prototype at least 20 feet tall. The winning team will be flown to Washington, D.C., to see its full-scale design on display in the National Building Museum. The contest was sponsored by Colorado-based toy company WABA Fun....


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