Week of September 18 – Lego factsSeptember 18, 2011
Lego (trademarked in capitals as LEGO) were originally designed in the 1940s in Denmark and have achieved an international appeal.
The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (April 7, 1891 – March 11, 1958f, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932.[ In 1934, his company came to be called “Lego”, from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play-well”.
The Lego Group’s motto is det bedste er ikke for godt which means roughly ‘only the best is good enough’ (more literally ‘the best is never too good’). This motto was created by Ole Kirk to encourage his employees never to skimp on quality, a value he believed in strongly.
Fun with numbers: THere are 915 million ways to combine just six LEGO bricks.
More than 400 million children and adults will play with LEGO bricks each year.
The world’s children spent 5 billion a year playing with LEGO bricks.
LEGO products are on sale in more than 130 countries.
More than seven LEGO sets are sold each second.
On average, every person on earth owns 70 LEGO bricks.
Lego bricks from 1958 still interlock with those made in the current time, and Lego sets for young children are compatible with those made for teenagers.← Week of September 4 – Ball Park Food Week of October 9 – Sinister cartoon characters →