Interesting Facts About LEGOs

LEGOs are an extremely popular toy among both kids and adults, popularly used to construct various objects. There are countless interesting facts about them you might not be aware of!

One such fact is that it would take 10 million standard LEGO bricks to construct an average house. Furthermore, seven LEGO sets are sold every second!

1. There are over 400 billion LEGO pieces on Earth.

There are nearly 400 billion LEGO pieces on Earth, an enormous quantity. If stacked vertically they would reach all the way to the moon.

LEGO building bricks have long been beloved among both children and adults. Created by Dane Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1932 as wooden toys, Godtfred Kristiansen later patented plastic LEGO bricks – the iconic ones we recognize today!

The LEGO brick is made from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), an extremely durable thermoplastic polymer that stands up well to chemicals, heat, ultraviolet light exposure and biodegradability.

Each LEGO block bears an identification code that corresponds to its exact mold, enabling Lego to trace any issues back to their source and ensure consistent quality production. Thanks to this precise molding technology, Lego became the largest toy manufacturer worldwide – surpassing Hasbro and Mattel (who own Barbie) in 2015.

Each second, over seven LEGO sets are sold, representing a staggering amount of money being generated. If we took all of the Lego sold in one year as one total sum, it would wrap around the world five times!

So that every LEGO brick fits seamlessly together, each element is individually tested before it’s packed for shipment. Of the million elements produced each year, only 18 fall short of meeting LEGO’s stringent quality standards and are rejected from production.

Legos have long been an enjoyable toy for both children and adults, and continue to remain popular even as we transition into the digital era. Their interlocking building blocks can be put to countless creative uses ranging from creating buildings or sculptures to designing computer games.

Shubham Banerjee’s Lego Mindstorms project stands out as truly out-of-the-ordinary; using LEGO bricks he used them to construct a Braille printer for blind people proving the creative possibilities are limitless with LEGOs.

2. There are 7 LEGO sets sold every second.

LEGOs are more than toys – they capture childhood carelessness, love and happiness! Children across the globe use them for hours each year – no wonder LEGOs were awarded “Toy of the Century” twice!

LEGO was established as a Danish company by master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932, initially creating wooden toys before transitioning to plastic bricks. Since then, its production has steadily increased until it now produces over 800 billion bricks annually – testament to both its continued growth and evolution as an iconic brand.

One of the most interesting facts about LEGO is that there are seven sets being sold every second by retailers. This figure is truly staggering when you consider its vast versatility; LEGO bricks can be combined in over 915 million ways!

LEGO bricks are manufactured to fit together perfectly thanks to a special mold that ensures each brick has the same dimensions as its counterpart in a set. Furthermore, this plastic mold resists wear and tear for extra assurance that LEGO’s bricks remain secure no matter how often they’re handled by users.

LEGO bricks have long been known for their versatility and flexibility; each minute, more than 300 sets are sold, as well as millions of individual pieces sold every day. This allows people to build their own creations or use them to decorate their home – no wonder the company has experienced so much success over time!

LEGO is best-known for their minifigures. There are over 4 billion of these figures worldwide and the company has produced numerous limited-edition figures over time – most notable are 14K gold Boba Fett and C-3PO from Star Wars as well as black suit Spiderman from Marvel.

3. There are 125 million LEGO pieces made in a day.

Legos are one of the world’s most beloved toys, enabling children to build everything from castles and spaceships to car models with them. Their popularity also serves to introduce children to engineering concepts. Their company was established by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932 with an aim of inspiring and developing builders of tomorrow – which makes Lego an invaluable educational toy.

Each year, over 60 billion LEGO bricks are produced. That is enough to build a tower reaching all the way to the moon if stacked vertically! Retailers worldwide sell 7 sets every second; each contains over 120 pieces. Furthermore, LEGO also produces minifigures which are small plastic figures equipped with various accessories – these often appear in movies and TV shows.

There are currently over 4 billion LEGO Minifigures worldwide and 50 million Facebook fans for LEGO alone! Made of ABS plastic for maximum durability and safety for children to play with, Lego can be combined in almost limitless ways and has even experimented with using plant based materials in some elements of its production line.

As part of their effort to keep track of how many LEGOs exist, LEGO created Rebrickable as a database to do just that. By collecting information from users through polling services like SurveyMonkey or Gossamer Threads, Rebrickable allows fans of LEGOs to quickly locate parts for their creations and keep up with its existence. Anyone is welcome to contribute their data and utilize it freely – an invaluable resource that makes finding parts easy!

Even with their enormous popularity, there are some things about Lego that most people don’t know. Did you know that Ole Kirk Christiansen, the founder of LEGO, originally began making wooden toys? In fact, his experience working with wood dates back more than 30 years before starting up the company he created with it!

4. There are over 4 billion LEGO Minifigures worldwide.

Lego toys have long been one of the world’s iconic toy brands, inspiring creativity and imagination among children (and adults alike). Since 1932 when Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen began creating wooden toys dubbed Lego (derived from “leg godt”, meaning “play well”) the name has remained associated with child playfulness worldwide.

Lego introduced their first plastic bricks in 1947, and in 1958 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, son of Lego’s original founder, created an innovative method of coupling them together using tubes placed inside each brick. This invention allowed for nearly infinite combinations and also increased durability of figures created from this method.

Today there are over four billion LEGO Minifigures worldwide. These figures, or LEGO people, serve as the centerpieces of Lego sets and builds; their faces and body parts can be freely combined from different figures to form unique looks and personality types ranging from astronauts and firefighters to police officers and pirates.

Every year, roughly 340 million LEGO Minifigures are produced. If all these Minifigures were laid end to end, they would stretch over 7,900 kilometers – nearly the distance from London, England to Beijing, China!

Kids love Legos and it is no secret that over five billion hours per year are spent playing with LEGOs! Why? This is likely because Legos promote creative thinking and problem-solving skills which will become essential lifelong abilities for success in adulthood.

Lego brand products go beyond bricks and figures; their offerings also include digital toys, educational materials and video games. Furthermore, the company collaborated with MIT Media Lab on child-friendly programming language development as well as technological innovations.

Although Lego has grown immensely over time, its core values remain the same. The company still emphasizes fostering creativity and imagination among children while innovating products for consumers worldwide. Furthermore, Lego has built themed parks designed to inspire visitors’ own creative playfulness.

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