I found these interesting facts about Lego, which might be of interest:
Lego has produced so many bricks since its inception, that there are over 62 bricks per person, so that’s 62x6billion!
As testament to the addictiveness of Lego, children across the world will spend over 5 Billion hours a year playing with Lego, that’s an hour for each person on the planet (roughly) and that’s not counting all the Adult Fans of Lego.
More than 400 million people across the globe have played with Lego at some point in their lives.
You can now find Lego bricks in three sizes and in 53 different colours, with plenty more yet to come.
19 Billion Lego parts are produced each year, that’s over triple the worlds population, it works out at 2.16 million Lego parts moulded an hour and 36,000 Lego parts moulded a minute
Over 400 Billion Lego Bricks have left the factories since 1949.
Another testament to the versatility of Lego, as a result of the Lego patent stud and tube mechanism, two 8 stud Lego bricks can be combined in 24 different ways. Three of these 8 studs can be combined in 1,060 ways.
Take six 2×4 Lego bricks just of the same colour, you’ll find that there are over 915 million different combinations to put just these three Lego bricks together.
Even in a time of video games and TV 7 Lego sets are sold every second, that’s 420 a minute, and 25,200 an hour, I wonder how many are just from Adult Fans of Lego!
A single years worth of Lego bought and joined together would circle the world 5 times.
In January 2008 there were over 57.6 million search references to Lego,when typed in to Google.
On youtube there are over 55,600 videos dedicated to Lego.