10 things you (possibly) didn’t know about Lego

Everyone loves Lego and kids world wide enjoy playing with these colourful bricks.

LEGO is an abbreviation of  two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”

Lego is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932.

In 1934 the firm had just 6-7 employees now there are over 10,000.

So how much do you really know about Lego?

Fact 1

There are over 400,000,000,000 (that’s 4 hundred billion) Lego bricks in the world

Fact 2

Stack all the Lego bricks on top of each other and they would reach a staggering 2,386,065 miles high.

Fact 3

Lego hold the Guinness World Record for the largest tyre manufacturer per annum producing over 360 million tyres per year

Fact 4

Lego Star Wars is their most successful licensed product

Fact 5

The first Lego Mini figure had no arms or face

Fact 6

The Lego brick was named Product of the Century in 1999

Fact 7

On average every person on earth owns 70 Lego pieces

Fact 8

LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colours

Fact 9

Lego City Police Station is their most popular product of all time

Fact 10

David Beckham is a huge fan of Lego.

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