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

 

Advantages of playing LEGO for kids

LEGO was first created by Ole Kirk Christiansen in the 1940s in Denmark. Beginning as a set of stackable, interlocking blocks, it has grown up and become a global company. It has been a part of almost every home and children can create a lot of funny things while playing LEGO.

But what value is gained by playing? What value is there to playing at all? Unlike other toys whose benefits end with providing kids with a fun experience, there are also a lot of lessons that can be learned from playing LEGO.
Educational benefits include:

  • Lego provides tools that develop lateral thinking in a fun environment
  • It teaches kids to think in three dimensions
  • It improves literacy as kids work with instructions
  • It develops problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction
  • It improves creativity
  • It enhances communication and critical thinking
  • It boosts kids’ motor development.
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Source: onlinecollege.org