40 LEGO facts you didn’t know

These brick-based beauties will blow your top

    1. The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game has over 100 characters in it.
    2. Around 36,000 LEGO elements like heads; bodies; arms and legs are produced every minute.
    3. Minifigures have that hole in their head so you can continue to breathe should you accidentally swallow one.
    4. If Minifigs had their own country they’d have the world’s biggest (4 billion people).
    5. The largest LEGO model ever is a 5,335,200-piece Star Wars X-Wing fighter! It is 11-feet tall and 43-feet long!
    6. The LEGO Club, open to kids, has a membership of over 2.7million!
    7. The policeman is the most popular Minifigure character.
    8. LEGO is sold in more than 130 countries!
    9. LEGO models are tested for weak points by being placed in an oven. BUT…
    10. … the collectors’ edition Millennium Falcon was so big it had to be put in a local sauna!
    11. More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1958.
    12. Since 1997 there have been over 50 LEGO video games!
    13. There are 915 million ways to combine six LEGO bricks.
    14. There are LEGO phone cases that allow you to stick Minifigures to your blower!
    15. The first ever LEGO movie has Will Ferrell voicing a character in it.
    16. The first ever LEGOLAND theme park opened in Billund, Denmark in 1968
    17. Almost 55 million LEGO bricks were used to build LEGOLAND Windsor.
    18. The word “LEGO” comes from the Danish expression “leg godt”, meaning’ “play well”.
    19. The first LEGO figures were born in 1974.
    20. You’ll only find blonde Minifigures in licensed sets like Harry Potter!
    21. In the LEGO Movie, President Business’ full name is: Business Business Business!
    22. LEGO Batman 2 was the first video game in which the Minifigures spoke.
    23. It’s estimated 7 LEGO sets are sold every second around the world.
    24. Former Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz rates LEGOLAND as his favourite place in the UK.
    25. If you built a column of about 40 billion LEGO bricks, it would reach the moon.
    26. With a production of about 306 million tyres a year, LEGO is the world’s largest tyre manufacturer!
    27. Three Aluminum LEGO Minifigures are currently speeding towards planet Jupiter on the Juno spacecraft, they’ll arrive in 2016!
    28. The world’s tallest LEGO tower is made from 465,000 bricks.
    29. More than 30 million LEGO Star Wars video game titles have been sold.
    30. In 2010 there were more than 300 new Minifigures introduced.
    31. In 2011 astronauts carried 13 LEGO kits to the International Space Station so they could play with them.
    32. The most expensive LEGO set is 3450 Statue of Liberty Sculpture. It has 2882 pieces!
    33. In the time it took you to read this statement at least three Minifigures have been sold. And now three more!
    34. An engineer made a car out of LEGO that had a working engine. It ran on air and travelled at 30km/hr!
    35. A scheme called Build Up Japan saw a whole city being built out of bricks.
    36. The Latin meaning of LEGO is “I put together”.
    37. A 2×2 square brick is so strong you would need to place 375,000 bricks on top to crush it. The stack would be 2.2 miles high.
    38. In 2007, 10,000 14k Gold C3PO Minifigures were randomly inserted into Star Wars sets.
    39. The LEGO factory in Denmark has a top-secret lab, and people who work there can’t even tell their families
    40. David Beckham plays with LEGO to relax, he once made the 5,900-piece Taj Mahal!