Lego is a type of toys that consists of small plastic parts that can be inter-connected, and in that way you can create anything you imagine. Parts are simply joined and separated (you don’t use glue, scissors or anything else) which speeds up the process of putting them together. Parts are made from long-lasting materials, so that playing can last for years. With Legos, imagination is the key, because you don’t need technical skills. Legos are one of favorite toys for children and adults.
Legos are used not only at home, but in schools and kindergartens for development and logic. Legos have ceased being just toys long ago, but an object of worship of the entire world. There is not one country in Europe that doesn’t have a Lego fan club. Lego lovers from all over the world come to meet and talk about Legos. Regardless of have you already met Legos or not, look at 10 interesting facts about Legos.
10FACT No 10
In 2012 more than 45 billion Lego bricks were produced. It would take just 40 billion bricks to make a column that would reach the moon.
09FACT No 9
The name LEGO comes from the Danish "leg godt", meaning "play well". Coincidentally it also means "I put together" in Latin.
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Lego sets audio military themes as founder Ole Christiansen didn't want war to be child's play. However, soldiers feature in Indiana Jones, toy story and Star Wars sets.
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Lego serious play is aimed at businesses, with sets costing up to 750 dollar each. Adults construct models together to help team building and management skills.
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Lego used to give long-serving employees a 14k solid gold Lego brick. Given out from 1979 - 1981, they are now worth 15.000 dollar.
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Over a four billion Lego mini-figures have been made, making them the world’s biggest population group. It is estimated they will outnumber humans by 2079.
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Lego produces 318 million tires for its models every year. This makes it the World's largest tire manufacturer.
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Lego memory lane is a secret underground vault guarding almost every Lego set ever. The secure, fireproof archive is in Denmark and houses over 4.700 Lego sets.
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Master model builders are professionals who are paid to play with Lego. Applicants must build complex models in front of an audience and judges to get the job.
01FACT No 1
In 1999 Lego star wars became the first ever licensed Lego theme set. The largest Lego model ever was a 5.3 million brick X-wing that took 17.336 hours to build.