25 Fun Facts About LEGO You Might Enjoy Toying With

LEGO is a line of plastic construction toys manufactured by The LEGO Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company’s flagship product, LEGO, consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called mini-figures, and various other parts. It is without doubt one of the most popular and bestselling toys of all time and is a household name all over the world. For that matter, in 2015, The LEGO Group became the world’s largest toy company, even surpassing Mattel. But that should not be all that surprising considering the fact LEGO toys are fun for children and adults of all ages, and the company has an incredible history dating back over eighty years. It’s very possible that right now you could easily find some bricks or mini-figures in your home or worse, you may have recently accidentally stepped on one of the pieces with your bare foot and can still feel the pain from that unpleasant experience. So how many facts do you know about LEGO toys? If your answer is “none”, “not many”” or anything similar, don’t worry, because you are about to learn 25 Fun Facts About LEGO You Might Enjoy Toying With.

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The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 in Denmark. It started in a small carpenter’s workshop and is now one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers.

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LEGO’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, created the name “LEGO” from the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, which means “play well.”

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In 2000, LEGO was named “Toy of the Century” by the British Association of Toy Retailers. LEGO beat both the common teddy bear and Barbie.

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In May 2011, the space shuttle Endeavour mission STS-134 brought thirteen LEGO kits to the International Space Station, where astronauts built models to see how they would react in microgravity, as a part of the LEGO Bricks in Space program. The results will be shared with schools as part of an educational project.

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According to Forbes, in February 2015 LEGO replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance’s “world’s most powerful brand.”

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