LEGO Facts and Trivia

January 1, 2006 posted by Captain Zuloo

Did you know...

  • There are more minifigs in the world than humans
  • The LEGO® Group is the world's largest tire manufacturer
  • There have been 400,000,000 LEGO elements made in the 50 years of the brick
  • LEGO pirate minifigs were the first with heads that had features other than the classic smiley curved mouth and two eyes
  • Six eight-stud LEGO bricks can be put together in 915,103,765 ways
  • The word LEGO came from the Danish words leg-godt, meaning Play Well.
  • There are enough LEGO bricks in the world for each human to own 62.
  • 7 LEGO sets sell somewhere in the world every second.
  • Children all over the world spend about 5 billion hours annually playing with LEGO bricks.
  • It takes about 7 seconds in the mould for a LEGO element to cool from 232 degrees celcius.
  • The world's largest LEGO castle used 400,000 bricks.
  • End to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would go around the word 5 times
  • If you multiply that by the 50 years of the LEGO brick, you could circle the earth 250 times
  • If you built a tower of 40,000,000,000 LEGO bricks, you could reach the moon



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