The colourful LEGO® bricks are loved by all children in the world. From this small plates you can create countless variations with a bit of imagination. The Company produces building sets for children of any age, and even adults are happy to participate in assembling models.
However, many people do not even realise how keen the whole world is on LEGO®-mania. We have collected the most interesting facts about LEGO®, which will certainly surprise you.
FACT # 1. The LEGO® Company was founded in 1932. But this is unusual: the company initially produced ironing boards and created wooden toys. The first Company patent for its toys was released only on January 28, 1958.
FACT # 2. The main factory is located in Denmark. Every day it uses 60 tons of plastic for the production of parts. The total area of factories and offices is 210 thousand square meters, and more than 8 thousand people work in 37 companies. Half of them work in Denmark, the rest of the staff are in the USA, Switzerland, South Korea and Brazil.
FACT # 3. Overall, the company has produced more than 485 billion pieces.
FACT # 4. If you make a chain of all LEGO® parts that are sold during one year, it can embrace the Earth about 10 times.
FACT # 5. Despite the fact that the history of LEGO® began more than 50 years ago, all of the elements are easily interconnected. Regardless of the date of their release.
FACT # 6. There is a special storage facility at the plant, which contains one copy of each set released.
FACT # 7. The LEGO® Company - the largest manufacturer of toy tires. Every year it produces more than 300 million miniature wheels.
FACT # 8. The first Google’s server rack was made From LEGO® building bricks.
FACT # 9. Every LEGO® minifigure has a small hole in his head. This is done so that the child can breathe if he accidentally swallows a toy and it gets stuck in the throat.
FACT # 10. You will be able to fill about 170 swimming pools with minifigures that were released during the Company’s lifetime.
FACT # 11. If you divide all of the released elements among the inhabitants of the planet, everyone would receive at least 64 elements.
FACT # 12. 7 boxes of LEGO® are being sold every second in the world.
FACT # 13. In total, about 4 billion LEGO® minifigures were released in the world. And the first of them was produced in 1976 - almost 20 years after the release of the first patent.
FACT # 14. Interesting facts about LEGO® are listed in the Guinness Book of Records, for example: LEGO® railway with 3 locomotives which is 545 meters long.
FACT # 15. Children around the world spend about 5 billion hours playing with LEGO®.
FACT # 16. “LEGO®” is derived from the Danish phrase “Leg godt”, which means “play well”.
FACT # 17. There are 8 ways to connect two 8-pin LEGO® bricks, and for the three bricks there are already 1060 options.
FACT # 18. Every year, the factory in Billund produces 23 billion LEGO® elements. This is 24 million items per hour and 40,000 per minute.
FACT # 19. There are 3,900 variations of LEGO® elements and 58 colors.
FACT # 20. If you build a pyramid of 40 billion LEGO® bricks, it will reach the moon. What is interesting, if you use the same elements, then the bottom brick will break under the weight of the others when their number in the pyramid is 375,000.
FACT # 21. During the production, the plastic is heated to 232 degrees, due to which it becomes similar to the dough.
FACT # 22. On the official website, you can download the LEGO® digital designer application for free and design your own unique model.
FACT # 23. The world's largest set - Star Wars X-Wing. It contains 5.3 million LEGO® parts, weighs 23 tons. 17,000 hours were spent on production.
FACT # 24. More than 300 million kids in 130 countries of the world are happy owners of LEGO®.
FACT # 25. Now LEGO® produces more than 600 building sets.
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