50th Anniversary of Lego

Geek Culture

One of our favorite pastimes at Geekdad is the little plastic brick, which makes today a very important day. As evidenced by the banner over at Google, today is the 50th anniversary of the Lego.

Some interesting Lego facts:

• There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.

• Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.

• More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.

• 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year.

• 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

• More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.

Happy Birthday, Lego!

via Gizmodo

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