20 Incredible Facts About Lego

Lego is a multinational plastic toy construction company based in Billund, Denmark. The company’s flagship product, Lego, consists of variously colored interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and various other parts. Lego pieces can be connected and assembled in many ways to construct working robots, vehicles, buildings, and other objects. Legos started manufacturing these interlocking toy bricks in the year 1949. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen.

  1. The lego group is now passed from father to son and is now run by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandson of the founder.
  2. The name Lego is an abbreviation derived from two Danish words meaning “play well.” Whereas in Latin, Lego means “I put together.”
  3. The biggest Lego set is the Star Wars UCS millennium falcon which consists of 7541 pieces. The second biggest is the Lego harry potter Hogwarts castle with 6020 pieces of Lego.
  4. As of 2015, over 600 Billion Lego parts have been produced.
  5. The lego group has eight amusement parks, out of which Legoland Korea is the biggest in the world and is spread at nearly 1.3 million square meters and includes a Lego hotel, condos, Water Park, Spa and various other outlets.
  6. If all the Lego bricks ever manufactured were clipped on top of each other, they would make a tower ten times as high as the distance to the Moon.
  7. There are more than 900 million different ways of combining six eight-stud bricks of the same color.
  8. The Lego Company has made about 400 billion LEGO elements which could be 62 bricks for every single person on the globe.
  9. If all these Lego bricks are stacked on top of one another, the pieces would build ten distinct towers reaching all the way from the Earth to the Moon.
  10. In the United States, Lego was first introduced in the year 1962; the first Lego came in loose sets of bricks.
  11. The Lego has not been changed since it was first introduced. That means it has the same bumps and holes and can still interlock with the old Legos that was produced in the year 1958.
  12. The first lego mini-figures were first introduced in the year 1978, which was in the form of Town, Space, and castle playsets.
  13. Every hour about 2.16 million lego sets are molded, which stands for about 36000 per minute.
  14. More than 400 million people on the planet have played with lego bricks.
  15. Every second, about seven Lego sets are sold by retailers on the planet. Every year this much lego sets are sold that can circle the Earth over five times.
  16. In the year 2000, The British Association of toy retailers named the Lego bricks as the toy of the century. The Lego beated the barbies, teddy bear, the Action Man, and all sorts of other toys.
  17. The largest number of lego bricks ever used in a single sculpture was to make a 53-foot and 15-foot high billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Over 500,000 lego bricks were used to make this sculpture.
  18. According to an article of Business week in 2006, Lego could be considered the No 1 tire manufacturer in the world as they produce about 306 million tiny rubber tires in a year.
  19. A 30000 brick structure takes about 2 to 3 weeks of time to build.
  20. The Lego brand built a drivable Bugatti Chiron in 2018. It took 20 people and six months to put together 1800 parts that made Lego Bugatti Chiron possible. It is comprised of 1 million lego technic pieces, including 2,304 power functions motors, 4,032 gear wheels, and 2,016 axles. The engine has 5.3 horsepower and a theoretical top speed of 18 miles per hour. Lego sells 75 billion elements every year. The production method is now changed as many legos are now made from Sugarcane-based polyethylene rather than oil-based plastic.

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