Ten Top LEGO Facts!

Love playing with LEGO? Then check out these ten top facts!


1. LEGO's founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, created the name "LEGO" from taking the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, meaning "play well".

2. If you put the 340 million Minifigures produced last year next to each other in a line, it would stretch a whopping 7,900 km – that's almost the distance from London to Beijing, China!

3. The famous LEGO brick that we play with today is more than 50 years old. The bricks made way back in 1958 will still fit perfectly with those you play with today!

4. The moulds used to produce LEGO bricks are accurate to within two-thousandth of a millimetre (0.002 mm!). Because of this high degree of accuracy, there are only around 18 bricks in every million produced that fail to meet the company's high quality standard.

5. The world's tallest LEGO tower is 28.7m high, made from with 465,000 bricks!

6. LEGO Minifigures are the world's largest population, with over 4 billion of them around the world!



7. During the Christmas season almost 28 LEGO sets are sold each second. Yikes!

8. At LEGO attractions, such as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, people are hired as "Master Model Builders". Cool job, huh?

9. Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times round the world.

10. On average there are 80 LEGO bricks for every person on earth.

Wow! Pretty amazing, huh?

If you fancy diving into a whole load of LEGO fun, be sure to check out LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, where there are over 3 million LEGO bricks all under one roof!



You'll be able to see the famous buildings of Manchester built entirely out of LEGO, reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema and learn LEGO building secrets from a special Master Model Builder. Yey!

Plus, you can set out on your own LEGO adventure in an awesome off-road LEGO vehicle!...



Your Comments

IndigoRiver
iv been to lego land and that was awesome i loved the dragon ride (i had to wait an hour in line to go on but it was coo) the three best favs is 1. mini town 2. the jolly roger (i went on it twice) 3.the dragon ride
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Cjcpenny
I love Lego Products as well. You people aren't saying the plural form of Lego correctly. You don't say it like Legos or Lego, you say Lego product, Lego Ninjago, or Lego Friends. You say Lego and say the product of Lego to pronounce it correctly. Thx Lego Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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thedinkster
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MINNIE
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lionphant
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Sarahstevens101
I already knew that people and I heart legos and I am 500 years old.
kiera999
i allways play lego well most of the time
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aidangriffith
i think that lego is to popular and should be only made for the people who order it did you know that lego throws away lego sets thy e dont use
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EMH
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EMH
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stuff117
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eliphant8457
This is cool and I have LEGO Friends and other LEGO but those ones are LEGO Minifigures.
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Loved the facts.but i wish there were more facts tho
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I love lego ninjago
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that was intresting
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these are cool facts
Cat_lover
Wishing to go to legoland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rainbow
I love to play with Lego's!!!! :)
sorcha
I already knew the first one!!!
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this is my dream page. even though im 13 I still play with my friends and we love to play lego!!! ~#legonator
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legoislife
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coolelephant
It must be so cool being a Master Model Builder. It must be almost like being a Master Builder like in The Lego Movie.
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hazzer
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guy
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Salmon77
I love Legos thanks for making the legos awesome!I builder a city of super heroes thanks for making it the best blocks ever
baby-giraffe
Soooo cooool!
Dawn2218
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killercroc
lego is my life
Dolphin_lover1
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derick
cool thats lit
rose
Lego is fun I have over 5 sets of them from my stepdad.
Domaxer
I love Lego's there the best I want to be a Lego set designer.
hi
love lego and to build it its funnnnnnnnnn!
oliva10
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
lollollol
i got a lego town pretty good
jack
I love LEGO. I got a big box full of it.
cool
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kaka
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avantepridget
crazy
Ria
Do any of you have Lego Creationary? It is a really good game.
Art
Legoa are awesome i have lots
legorox5455
i love lego
Max105
Hi people. I love LEGO - I just made a probe with Lego
Max105
With my Lego I have made a flying car .I love Lego
jaz
cool
KillerCroc
Lego is SUPER old .....lol
KillerCroc
I have like 3 trillion Lego bricks.... :D
Farhaan
I love Lego LOL!
Farhaan
I got millions and millions of lego pieces hahahahahaha
NGfactmachine
I have three big plastic boxes full of LEGO products
Boss
Dood I have like 1000 bricks!
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