LEGO recently released a series of videos with some fun facts about the company, like that there are over a hundred LEGO bricks for everyone on the planet, or that LEGO is the world’s largest tire manufacturer. These little tidbits can be interesting conversation pieces, or could be even used in a a research project or presentation. Enjoy! 🙂
Here are some the facts that were mentioned in the videos:
- There are approximately 120 LEGO bricks for each of the world’s inhabitants.
- There are over 915 million possible ways to combine six 2×4 LEGO bricks of the same color.
- There are 53 different colors of LEGO bricks (not including retired colors).
- Laid end to end the number of LEGO bricks produced in 2014 would reach more than 24 times around the world.
- If you built a tower of about 40 billion LEGO bricks, it would reach the Moon.
- Every scene in The LEGO Movie can be recreated with real LEGO pieces, however you would need 15,080, 330 LEGO bricks.
- Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
- Over the years approximately 760 billion LEGO elements have been manufactured.
- The LEGO minifigure is the world’s largest population with over 5 billion minifigures.
- Four unique elements make up a LEGO minifigure.
- In 2014 approximately 550 million minifigures were produced. If you would put them next to each other in a line, it would stretch approximately 14,000 km – exceeding the distance from Billund, Denmark to Singapore by 1,500 km.
- 183 unique LEGO minifigures appear in The LEGO Movie.
- The three actors who hold the distinct honor of having multiple minifigure likenesses are Chris Pratt, Harrison Ford and Alfred Molina.
- The body of a minifigure is the same height as 3 LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another, and the head is one LEGO brick high, making the minifig one and a half inches tall.
- There are more than 8 quadrillion possible combinations of minifigures that can be made, using all the unique minifig parts over the last 30 years.
- The word LEGO is made up of two Danish words Leg and Godt, which means Play Well.
- LEGO is the world’s largest tire manufactures with over 650 million tires produced in 2014 alone!
- LEGO DUPLO bricks are twice the size of classic LEGO bricks and are fully compatible.
What do you think? Was there a something about LEGO on the videos you didn’t know about? And is there some other fun fact that should be added to the list? Feel free to share in the comment section! 😉
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