9 Fun Facts About LEGO®
Fun facts about LEGO®
Some games that have stuck with us through our childhood are imbued with pleasant memories of our past. As kids growing up in the 1980s, LEGO® was one of the toys that could breathe life into anything our brains conjured up and it still is a very popular game in the toys-to-life genre. Whether you are new to the LEGO® universe or have been an ardent fan of LEGO® for years, odds are you do not know everything there is to know about the multicolored building blocks. Take a look at some fun facts about LEGO® that punctuate its greatness and see how many you already knew:
- With a multi-billion dollar business by the virtue of the highly successful animation movie The LEGO Movie, LEGO® became the biggest toymaker in the world in the year 2014. The toymaker has maintained its popularity with both kids and adults to this very day.
- Did you know that the first LEGO® toys were made entirely of wood by Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter from Billund in Denmark, who used to make wooden ladders. That’s some creativity there!
- Initially LEGO® bricks were called ‘Automatic Binding Bricks’. Later the bricks were renamed as LEGO®, combining two Danish words ‘leg godt’, meaning ‘play well’. Also the phrase LEGO® means, “I put together” in Latin. Sounds apt, doesn’t it?
- The modern LEGO® brick was patented at 1:58 pm on January 28, 1958. Every single brick created since then can still interlock together with the bricks manufactured today. It’s no wonder these bricks are so popular even today.
- Two of these modern LEGO® bricks can be combined in 24 different ways, and three in 1,060 ways. But did you know that six of these LEGO® bricks can interlock together in a whopping 915,103,765 different combinations!
- The LEGO® Group has produced, not millions, but BILLIONS of LEGO bricks! The Group has produced over 560 billion LEGO® bricks since it was patented. That is enough LEGO® bricks for every person on Earth to have 86 LEGO® blocks!
- The LEGO® manufacturing units have high standards of quality control and the molds are so accurate that only 18 pieces out of 1 million LEGO® bricks are considered defective and these bricks are recycled in LEGO factories.
- Every single second, seven LEGO® sets are sold by retailers around the world. In addition, the LEGO® bricks sold in one year alone can circle the Earth 5 times. Can you imagine how many LEGO® bricks it would take to do that!
- Although they are miniatures, LEGO® is the world’s largest producer of rubber tyres. The company produces 306 million ‘mini’ wheels every year — that is more wheels than any of the branded tyre manufacturing companies can make.
If these fun facts about LEGO® have changed the way you knew LEGO® and have gotten you interested in knowing more, then head over to STACK – the largest event for fans of LEGO® in the Middle East! Join us at STACK in Dubai from the 19th to 22nd of October 2016 to enjoy a one-of-a kind indoor fun experience. It is a great place everyone to enjoy endless possibilities of fun LEGO® play activities and explore over 35 awesome LEGO® attractions. Treat your family and yourself to an extraordinary atmosphere where you can have a fantastic time building unique creations, participate in fun games, challenge your partner, and learn more fun facts about LEGO®. There are cool prizes up for grabs in this four-day STACK-ing LEGO® extravaganza. So hurry up and book your tickets here. Play, create and learn at STACK!