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

• 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

• 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.


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.