How good is your LEGO knowledge? Did you know these facts?

September 15, 2014

You probably heard that LEGO has dethroned Barbie and Mattel as the world’s bestselling toy. Last week Denmark-based LEGO announced that its first-half sales for this year rose by 15%, in part thanks to profits from The Lego Movie.


After the news, Mashable published a cool article, “5 LEGO Facts To Boost Your Knowledge”, which were all new to me. Here they are:

  1. The plural of LEGO is not LEGOs — it’s LEGO bricks.
  2. The toy’s creators claim LEGO is an adjective, not a standalone name.
  3. There are 62 Lego pieces for every human being on the Earth. Yes, the planet Earth.
  4. In 2011, a life-sized Lego man washed up on a Florida beach wearing a shirt that read, “NO REAL THAN YOU ARE.” It was apparently the work of Ego Leonard, the alter ego of a mysterious Dutch artist. It’s not the first time a Lego man has washed up on a beach — others have shown up on the shores of England and Holland as well.
  5. LEGO figurines have tiny holes on the tops of their heads so kids can still breathe if they accidentally swallow them.
  6. A single LEGO brick can withstand 430kg of pressure before breaking.
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  • Lorraine Roets

    My Son turns 11 this year and told me the only thing he wants for his birthday is more LEGO bricks!

    September 15, 2014 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Lauren

    I want to play with my old Lego bricks now! 🙂

    September 23, 2014 at 6:44 am Reply
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