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
â€¢ There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.
â€¢ Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
â€¢ More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.
â€¢ LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.
â€¢ 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year.
â€¢ 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
â€¢ More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
â€¢ Two eight-stud LEGO bricks of the same color can be combined in 24 different ways.
â€¢ Three eight-stud bricks can be combined in 1,060 ways.
â€¢ There are more than 915 million combinations possible for six 2 x 4 LEGO bricks of the same color.
â€¢ 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.
â€¢ The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.
â€¢ 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon.