10 top LEGO facts!
How much do you know about these brilliant bricks?!
Love playing with LEGO? Check out top 10 LEGO facts below. Plus, find out who won our LEGO City Space competition…
LEGO City Space competition update!
We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of our LEGO City Space competition is eight-year-old Dylan! Dylan’s space craft, ‘Space Spinner’, includes a rotating bunk bed, space rock laboratory, a forested green space for growing food, and a climbing wall and karaoke machine to keep the astronauts entertained! There’s even a human hamster wheel that allows the astronauts to generate their own power.
20 runners-up also also scooped LEGO City Space sets and a subscription to Nat Geo Kids magazine – cool!
LEGO-lovers! Check out these fascinating LEGO facts, below…
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, UK 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!
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. Yay!
Plus, you can set out on your own LEGO adventure in an awesome off-road LEGO vehicle!…
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