Awesome LEGO fun facts for kids

LEGO is one of the most popular and best-selling toys of all time. It’s fun for both children and adults of all ages. Here are some awesome LEGO fun facts Kila want to share with you:

  • LEGO comes from Danish word leg godt: meaning “play well”. LEGO also means “I put together” in Latin.
  • LEGO is 83 years old: LEGO company was frounded in 1932 by a Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen. However, LEGO blocks were manufactured from 1949.
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A LEGO set in 1949

  • A LEGO brick from 1958 would still compatible with a LEGO brick made today because LEGO bricks are part of a “universal system”.
  • You can combine six of the eight-studded LEGO bricks in 915,103,765 ways.
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An eight-stud LEGO brick

  • If you built a column of around 40 billions LEGO bricks, it would reach the moon.
  • On average, there are 62 LEGO bricks for every person on earth.
  • LEGO DUPLO designed for children age 1 to 5 years old and launched in 1969. DUPLO bricks are twice the length, height and width of original LEGO bricks but they can still connect together.
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LEGO DUPLO

  • In 2011, astronauts took 13 LEGO to the International Space Station to see how they react in microgravity.
  • No military LEGO sets. This rule was fixed by the LEGO creator Ole Kirk Christiansen who didn’t want to make war theme appealing to children.
  • In 2009, a British man built a life size house out of LEGO. It used 3.3 million bricks and it included a working toilet, a shower and a bed.
a real LEGO house

A real LEGO house