Monday, August 3, 2015

LEGOs by the Numbers

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In celebration of the release of the documentary about LEGO, Brickumentary, here are some trivia facts you don't know about LEGO:

3
The number of LEGO bricks needed and stacked on top of each other to become the height of a minifigure. (1.5” tall)
12
The number of times larger the minifigure population is compared to the population of the United States
24
The number of times around the world if all of LEGO bricks produced in 2014 were laid out end to end.

53
The number of colors that LEGO bricks are available in.
102
The average number of LEGO bricks every person on earth owns.
140
The number of countries that carry LEGO products.
1,060
The number of ways that three eight-stud LEGO bricks can be combined
1,960
The number of LEGO elements produced each second in 2014
117,000
The number of LEGO elements produced each minute in 2014
1.6 Million
The number of LEGO sets packed per week at the LEGO factory in Monterrey, Mexico in 2014.
5 Million
The number of LEGO Club members worldwide.
550 Million
The number of LEGO minifigures and mini doll figures produced in 2014.
650 Million
The number of tiny tires produced by LEGO in 2014.
2 Billion
The number of 1x1 round plates in various colors produced in 2014. It is the LEGO element that is produced in the largest numbers.
4 Billion
The number of LEGO minifigures that have been produced in the last 30 years.
5 Billion
The number of hours a year children around the world will play with LEGO bricks.
27 Billion
The number of LEGO elements that were made at the the factory in Billund, Denmark.
40 Billion
The number of LEGO bricks you would need to build a column that would reach the moon.
60 Billion
The number of LEGO elements that were produced in 2014.
760 Billion
The number of LEGO elements that have been manufactured since the company's beginning.
8 quadrillion
The number of possible combinations of minifigures that can be made using all of the minifigure parts that have been made over the last 30 years.
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