Top 10 LEGO® facts for kids

We’d love to share some fun facts about LEGO® with you that we’ve learnt along the way.

  1. LEGO’s founder, Mr Ole Kirk Christiansen created the name LEGO by taking the first two letters of Danish words LEG GODT meaning play well.
  2. The World’s tallest LEGO tower is 28.7 metres high and made from 550,000 bricks!
  3. Did you know six 2 x 4 LEGO bricks can be combined in more than 915 million ways?
  4. To reach the moon, we would need a column of approximately 40 billion bricks.
  5. Every second, something like 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers around the world.
  6. The number of LEGO bricks sold in one year would wrap around Earth at least five times.
  7. The moulds to make LEGO are accurate to within 0.004mm which is what LEGO call clutch power. That’s finer than a single strand of hair!
  8. There are 3,700 + different LEGO elements including the normal bricks and then all the other shapes.
  9. There are over 60 LEGO colours in production.
  10. Per second, 1,300 LEGO pieces are produced. In an hour that’s 4,680,000!

Let’s look at LEGO’s age. The actual company called The LEGO Group began in 1932 in Denmark making it 89 years old. But the actual interlocking LEGO blocks as we know them today were only manufactured from 1949. This makes the LEGO bricks we all know and love 72 years old.

LEGO is the world’s largest producer of rubber tyres. They produce more than any other tyre maker you can think of!

Many parents will appreciate this one – you will not find a LEGO set with war or military themes. This is because the creator never wanted to make war appealing to children. After all Ole Kirk Christiansen experienced both the first and second world wars.

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