LEGO is one of the most popular and loved toy companies in the world. It has been around for more than 90 years and has produced a variety of iconic toys! Here are the Top 10 Facts about LEGO that you probably didn’t know. From the history of LEGO to now, find out all about LEGO.
1. LEGO’s original founder was called Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
The LEGO Group was originally started by Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
Since then the company has been passed from father to son.
It’s now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who is a grandchild of the founder.
2. LEGO was founded in 1932.
LEGO has been around for a long time – more than 90 years!
It was founded in 1932 in Denmark.
Did you know that LEGO bricks from 50 years ago would fit with the current bricks today? They have remained unchanged since 1958.
LEGO started off by making wooden toys but this was stopped in 1960.Embed from Getty Images
3. The name LEGO came from the Danish words “Leg Godt”.
Have you ever wondered where the name LEGO comes from?
The name LEGO comes from the Danish words “Leg Godt” which means “play well”.Embed from Getty Images
4. LEGO are the biggest producer of tyres in the world!
We bet you’re confused! LEGO hasn’t got anything to do with tyres?!
Well, you know those tiny rubber tyres that are on your LEGO cars? They make 306 million of them!
That makes them the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world, more than actual tyre manufacturers.Embed from Getty Images
5. The largest collection of LEGO Minifigures is 9,079!
Kyle Ugone has a Guinness World Record for having the most LEGO Minifigures!
He has collected 9,079 Minifigures in total.
That’s a lot! How many do you have?Embed from Getty Images
6. There have been over 4 billion LEGO Minifigures made!
Since 1978 there have been over 4 billion LEGO Minifigures made!
That is more than double of China’s population (which is really big by the way).
It means that if they were real people, they would be the biggest population on the planet!Embed from Getty Images
7. There are around 400 billion LEGO bricks on Earth.
There are around 400 billion LEGO bricks on Earth.
If you split them with everyone on the planet, each person would have at least 50 bricks or over!
How many do you have?
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8. The LEGO brick was patented in 1958.
The LEGO brick was patented in 1958.
Patented means that someone has invented something and they have the exclusive right to make, use and sell it.
It was patented by Godtfred Kirk, who was the son of Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
He replaced him as the head of the LEGO company.Embed from Getty Images
9. The tallest LEGO tower used around 550,000 bricks to build.
The tallest ever LEGO tower was over 35 metres tall.
There were around 550,000 bricks used!
This massive tower was built in Italy in 2015.
10. You would have to build 40 billion LEGO bricks to reach the moon!
You’re going to need to collect a lot of LEGO bricks to reach the moon!
You would need around 40 billion LEGO bricks to build a bridge between Earth and the moon.
We might need help from an astronaut!
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