Pingu Builds a Tower is the nineteenth episode of Season 4.


Inspired by a picture in a story book, Pingu, Pinga and Robby try to build their own tower and see if they can go as high as that. They build the tower out of a load of bricks that a builder had left lying about previously. As the tower starts to get higher and higher, Robby develops a teeter board system to catapult more of the bricks up to Pingu. Sending the bricks up one at a time proves to be the most sensible option, as when Pinga loads up the teeter board with three bricks, the plank snaps in half.

Soon Pingg comes along to see whats going on. Robby shows their story book to Pingg and explains what they are doing. Pingg laughs hysterically at their friends imaginative idea. This annoys Pingu, so he rolls up a snowball from one of the bricks, throws it at Pingg and frightens him off. Pingu, Robby and Pinga then get back to work on the tower, but this time with the teeter board now broken, Robby has to throw the bricks up to Pingu with his nose. Suddenly Pingu's seagull friend flies up to the top of the tower to see what he is doing. Pingu does not want the seagull to get in the way and tries to shoo him off. In his usual stubborn refrane, the seagull just stands his ground. Then Robby throws a fish up to the seagull and he flapps away content.

Soon Robby and Pinga starts to run out of bricks; Pinga looks all around to find some more, but she can not see any bricks for miles around. Then she has an idea. Robby is pleased when Pinga returns with some more bricks, that is until he sees the gaping hole in the wall of the tower. Robby is most alarmed and tries to fill the hole back in again, but it is too late. The tower topples to the ground and Pingu is burried under a pile of bricks. Luckily he is not hurt and Robby helps him out of his predicament straight away. Pinga rushes over with their story book and asks if they should start to build the tower all over again. Pingu just takes the book from his little sister and throws it aside. After all when trying to achieve a goal, the trying is much better than the achieving, isn't it?



  • The tower pictured in the storybook is the Tower of Babel from the Bible.


  • The tower calapsing on Pingu was more hazardous than what happened to him Barrel of Fun, but he some how does not get hurt.


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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