Any time a new world record is set, it’s an exciting moment in history. But the world record that was recently established in Tel Aviv was all the more touching for a surprising reason: It was completed in honor of Omer Sayag, an 8-year-old Israeli boy who passed away of cancer. Omer loved Legos. Which is why his teachers worked to bring a group of volunteers together to create a monument in his memory—the world’s tallest structure made of Legos. Located in Tel Aviv, the all-plastic structure soars 117 feet and 11 inches into the air. This makes it roughly 35 inches taller than the previous record set over a decade ago in Italy.