Tuesday, December 21

Facts about Legos

Lego Facts


Do you know what today is? Yes, it is trivia Tuesday!! Are you ready to learn about something exciting?

Who loves building and making cool things with LEGOS? Do you like LEGOS? Let's learn about LEGOS!! Did you know LEGOS was first sold in 1949? A man by the name of Ole Kirk Christiansen began making and selling LEGO bricks in 1949. The LEGOS were first called Automatic Binding Bricks. LEGOS was first introduced to the United States in 1962! LEGOS have come a long way since they were made many years ago.

 

What country is LEGO’s corporate office in? A.) Canada B.) Sweden C.) Denmark D.) Germany

 

Facts about LEGOS:

1. The LEGO company/group was founded on August 10, 1932. They did not start working on making LEGO Bricks/Blocks until around 1947. In 1932, they made and sold wooden toys and other stuff.

2. The first workshop was located in Billund, Denmark. The workshop started as a very small carpenter’s workshop, and now LEGO is one of the world’s largest toy makers!!

3. The style of LEGO bricks that we know and love today was made in 1958.

4. In 2000, the LEGO brick was named the Toy of the Century! LEGO is one of the world’s top toy companies!

5. On average, about 7 LEGO sets are sold every second by retailers worldwide. Around 20 billion LEGO pieces are produced every year, making LEGO one of the biggest toy manufacturers in the world.

6. The largest tower ever built out of LEGOS stands 114 feet 11 inches tall. A Star Wars X-wing starfighter model was also constructed out of LEGOS. It is 42 feet long and has a wing span of 44 feet wide. It took over 30 builders and over 17,000 hours to assemble it.

7. There are 10 LEGOLAND theme parks worldwide. The locations are in alphabetical order: Billund, California, Dubai, Florida, Germany, Japan, Korea, New York, Malaysia, and Windsor.

8. And this made me cry with happy tears…. LEGO went and outdid themselves again in a very heartfelt, beautiful way!! They designed LEGO bricks that are in Braille, and they are designed to help teach children who are blind or visually impaired the alphabet! The children will even be able to put the letters together to form words and sentences! LEGO is awesome!!

 


Share a picture with us of something you have made using LEGOS?


 

Books about LEGOS:

1. From an Idea to Lego: by Lowey Sichol

2. The Inventors of LEGO® Toys by Erin Hagar

3. Lego Manufacturers: The Kristiansen Family by Lee Slater

4. Everything Is Awesome: A Search-and-Find (LEGO) by Random House

Parents, please be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 








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