LEGO

A Day in the Life of…

…  A Christmas Shopper

If you ask almost any boy under the age of 12 or 13 what he wants for Christmas I would bet that Legos would be at the top of the list. At least that’s my experience. I got to thinking about how long LEGO has been around. I know my boys used to play with them. The boys at the Boys Ranch played with them and my grandson plays with them.

I did some google searching about Legos and found these fun facts.  Most of these things I didn’t know. I hope you enjoy this. There ’s lots more if you want to do your own research.

  • The plural of LEGO is LEGO
  • According to the LEGO Group, the word LEGO is not a noun, rather it is an adjective, as in LEGO bricks, LEGO products, LEGO universe, etc.
  • The word “LEGO” is from the last two letters of the Danish words “Leg” and “Godt” which means “play well”
  • LEGO sells over 400 million tires each year, which makes LEGO the largest tire manufacturer in the world.
  • LEGO bricks are part of a universal system, which means that a piece made in 1958 would fit with a piece made today
  • LEGO is one of the few commercial toys that are not manufactured in China. There are LEGO plants in Denmark, Hungary, and the Czech Republic
  • The motto of LEGO is Det Bedste Er Ikke for Godt, which means, “Only the best is good enough.”
  • LEGO created the first minifigure in 1978. Since then, LEGO has created over 4 billion minifigures, making it the world’s largest population group
  • The first LEGO figures in 1978 had yellow skin, two black dots for eyes, and a wide smile to represent people from anywhere in the world. In 2003, the LEGO group gave minifigures realistic skin tones, facial expressions, and modeled hair
  • Approximately 20 billion LEGO elements (bricks) are made every year in the LEGO factory in Billund, Denmark. This is about 2 million elements every hour, or 35,000 every minute
  • LEGO minifigure heads are empty with small holes on either side of the head. The holes make it less likely for a child to choke in case a child swallows the head
  • Approximately 20 billion LEGO elements (bricks) are made every year in the LEGO factory in Billund, Denmark. This is about 2 million elements every hour, or 35,000 every minute

Happy Shopping!

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