28 Jan : Rewind your childhood with Lego Bricks

Technically perfect size and shape, intelligently manufactured to be built in a particular way, safe for children and not confined to a particular age group – Lego Bricks have been entertaining everyone since 1949, when they were first manufactured.

 

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The largest commercial LEGO set is the Taj Mahal set. It has 5,922 individual pieces

– The LEGO Group patented the LEGO brick with the familiar tubes inside and studs on top on 28 January 1958.
– A LEGO brick from 1958 would interlock with a brick from 2016.
– The LEGO name is made from the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, meaning “play well”.
LEGO DUPLO bricks are eight times the size of original LEGO bricks – yet they both connect together.
– The LEGO Group began in 1932 in Billund, Denmark and was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen.
– On average, every person on the earth owns 86 LEGO bricks.
– As of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced.
– To reach the moon you would need to build a column of around 40 billion LEGO bricks.
– The first minifigure was produced in 1978. Since then more than 4 billion have been made – making it the world’s largest population group.
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There are no LEGO sets with a war or military theme.
– In 2011, astronauts took LEGO to space.

– Since 1993, LEGOwear Clothes have been produced and marketed by a Danish company called Kabooki under license from Lego Group.
– The Lego website was first launched in 1996.
– Lego branched out into the video game market in 1997.
– The first book on Lego was “The Ultimate Lego Book”, published in 1999.
– Lego Games launched in 2009, was a series of Lego-themed board games.
– Lego turned down approaches from Hollywood to make a feature-length film based on the toy.
– The Lego Movie, a feature film based on Lego toys, was released by Warner Bros. in February 2014
– Overall six Legoland amusement parks are operated.
– Lego operates 125 retail stores all over the world.