15 Mind-blowing Facts About LEGO

There’s so much more to LEGO than meets the eye, check out Zavvi’s 15 mind-blowing LEGO facts…

#1 LEGO has been around for over 84 years. First trading in 1932, the company was founded in Denmark by inventor Ole Kirk Christiansen. Christiansen tragically died of a heart attack in 1958, aged 66 years old.

#2 The amount of unique ways you can combine 6 classic 2×4 LEGO bricks is a crazy 915,103,765.

#3  LEGO is the biggest producer of rubber tyres on the planet, they manufacture more than 306 tyres each year. That’s more than Michelin, Goodyear and Bridgestone.


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#4  7 LEGO sets are sold each second around the world – that’s a lot of LEGO.

#5 Bricks are only available in 53 different colours, unofficial colours are easy ways to spot fake bricks.

#6 The amount of LEGO bricks sold in one year could circle the earth over 5 times.

#7 It would take 40 billion LEGO bricks to connect the earth and the moon.

#8 The largest LEGO set to available to buy is a model of the Taj Mahal, the sets contains 5,993 pieces.

#9 In 2009, TV presenter James May built a full sized LEGO house with the help of 1000 volunteers. Sadly, it has since been demolished.

#10 The term LEGO originates from the Danish phrase meaning ‘play well’.

#11 The LEGO minifigure represents the largest population of people; over 4 billion minifigures have been produced over the last 30 years!

#12 Originally, the LEGO  minifigures had no facial features, no gender or no limbs!

#13 The worlds tallest LEGO tower stands an impressive 94 feet tall, it took 465,000 bricks to build.


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#14 Harrison Ford and Alfred Molina are the only actors who have ever been made into a two different minifigures.

#15 Children spend on average 5 billion hours per year playing with LEGO.

Love LEGO? Make sure you check out the LEGO Shop on Zavvi. Browse our extensive collections and don’t forget to ‘Play Well’… it’s what LEGO stands for.


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