SOURCE: National Building Museum

National Building Museum

SOURCE: WABA Fun, LLC

WABA Fun, Inc.

September 04, 2014 12:10 ET

World's Tallest Toy to Be Constructed at Big Build

Build, Construct, Learn, and Climb When the Family Festival Returns September 20

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - WABA Fun, LLC and the National Building Museum invite you to be a builder for the day at the free Big Build festival, on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am-4 pm. For the first time ever, festival attendees will witness a new Guinness World Records™ attempt made from Superstructs. In collaboration with multi-award winning, international toy company WABA Fun, makers of Superstructs construction toys and Kinetic Sand, the "World's Tallest Construction Toy Tower" will be assembled inside the Museum's vast Great Hall, surpassing the previous record of 114 feet. 

A team of engineers from Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering won a competition to design the structure and will be on hand to see its completion. A Guinness World Records™ representative will confirm the record at 3 pm. Follow this adventure at www.worldstallesttoy.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu7o_u5Wloo

"By partnering with WABA Fun to raise this record-smashing toy structure at the Big Build we are able to showcase both the excitement of building and the important, educational role of play," said Chase W. Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum. "We hope that it will inspire the next generation of builders, engineers, and architects."

Shannon Gray, general manager for WABA Fun, LLC, said "when the idea of building the World's Tallest Toy was born, it immediately became my personal mission. I imagined the impact this grand structure could have; not just on the minds of young female builders, but builders around the globe. We want to inspire children to build bigger dreams, and what better way than attempting the World's Tallest Toy in the majestic Great Hall of the National Building Museum in our nation's capitol!"

In addition to taking part in construction of the World's Tallest Toy, visitors to the Big Build will find a diverse array of exciting and educational, hands-on activities. The festival is a free, drop-in program. Museum exhibitions will be open; regular ticket prices apply. 

ABOUT WABA Fun, LLC was founded in 2002 when inventor and innovator, David McCloskey saw the need to fill a gap in a classic construction toy model. A few years and a patent later, Superstructs was born. Today, WABA has expanded to include many lines of open-ended products that allow children the chance to be their most creative while developing problem solving skills and self-confidence through play! WABA Fun is committed to developing products that inspire imagination and encourage children to be creative during their playtime. What started in a garage in 2002 has grown into offices in Colorado, Sweden and Asia in 2013. WABA's products have won over 20-toy industry awards and are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Public inquiries: 303.410.7172 or visit www.wabafun.com. Connect with us on Twitter: @WABAFun and Facebook: facebook.com/WabaFun

The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook: facebook.com/NationalBuildingMuseum

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