50 Years of Lego

I still play with them. That’s the advantage of having children. You can still play with their toys and be cool. Here is a little bit of information for you neophytes.

LEGO brick curiosities

• There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.

• Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.

• More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.

• LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.

• 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year.

• 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

• More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.

• Two eight-stud LEGO bricks of the same color can be combined in 24 different ways.

• Three eight-stud bricks can be combined in 1,060 ways.

• There are more than 915 million combinations possible for six 2 x 4 LEGO bricks of the same color.

• 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.

• The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.

• 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon.

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  1. Jack February 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm


    So very true.

  2. feefifoto January 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    …Lego bricks hurt like the dickens when you step on them without shoes

  3. Jack January 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm


    Lincoln Logs were one of the great joys of my life.


    Nah, you are really old. 😉

  4. Gila January 29, 2008 at 7:44 am

    So that is why Google has the header made of legos!

    I had lincoln logs AND legos.

    So I am sorta old.


  5. The Misanthrope January 29, 2008 at 5:26 am

    I must be too old because I never had Legos; only Lincoln Logs.

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