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.
#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.
#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.