- 65 million LEGO bricks have been used to create Legoland in Billund, Denmark
- The easiest to build is Duplo, and the hardest is Expert Creator
- Adult LEGO fans are called AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO)
- In March 2020, the Reputation Institute ranked the LEGO Group the most highly regarded company in the world when it comes to corporate reputation
- There are 915 103 765 combinations of six LEGO bricks in the same colour and size (4 x 2 studs)
- In 2018 LEGO began manufacturing bricks from bioplastic made from sugarcane. The goal is to have all production from renewable or recyclable material by 2030.
- In 1934, carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen started creating wooden toys.
- In 1934 he created the word LEGO, after leg godt (meaning play well in Danish).
- In 1946 he ordered a machine to mould plastic figurines.
- In 1949 the predecessor to the LEGO brick was created.
- In 1958, LEGO took out a patent for the famous LEGO interlocking brick.
- In 1968 Legoland opened in Billund.
- In 1978 the first LEGO figurine was produced.
- In 1999 LEGO was named the toy of the century.
- 2004 saw the introduction of the first figurine without a yellow face. At the same time, LEGO went through a serious financial crisis.
- In 2014, the LEGO movie premiered.
- In 2018, LEGO turned 60 and the LEGO figurine turned 40.
I never had LEGO bricks because my parents went for Montini instead. I had no idea it was a LEGO knockoff. I thought it predated LEGO.
Montini building blocks were produced by Berco Lux in Tiel, The Netherlands from 1960-1969 the plastic is much softer and the colors are a little different. In 1969 production was stopped because of the Lego patent.
And, just for Steve – do you say LEGO, or LEGOs?