Monday, January 28, 2008

Lego Brick turns 50 Today


Hat tip to Richard over at Creative Classroom for the tip.
Lego Brick is celebrating a pretty special birthday today. It turns 50!

Here are some Lego factoids that Richard's listing today.

• 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

Happy Birthday, Lego.

2 comments:

liam. said...

lego's are probably the first modernist toy, in my opinion. they're great in so many ways. thanks to the danes for this creative outlet!

becca said...

Happy belated b-day, Lego. Creative, no doubt.