At Mums NI, we believe that education starts at home. We, as parents, are our children's Primary Educators. Together, we can inspire young minds and make learning fun!
In this Fun Facts Friday, we are learning all about Lego. So get your little ones and settle down for a brick-tastic fact finding mission.
We love Lego, but who created it? How much of it is there? Where is it made? Lets find out!
Lego’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, created the name “LEGO” from taking the first two letters of each of the words in the Danish phrase LEG GODT, meaning “play well“. A pretty good name for these interlocking blocks!
The Lego interlocking blocks are almost 70 years old. They were manufactured from 1949! Blocks manufactured at that time will still fit the newer blocks you have at home. How cool is that?
See if your Grandparents or Parents have any old blocks at home that they used to play with - you'll be able to add them to your collection.
The largest population in the world is Lego Minifigures. There's over 4 billion little minifigures all over the world. How many have you got?
Lego have gone almost 10 years without a product recall. That's some going, giving that they produce 19 billion lego elements a year! They are living up to their motto: Det Bedste Er Ikke for Godt, which means, “Only the best is good enough"
The largest Lego set is the Millennium Falcon set which was introduced to the Lego family in October 2017. There are 7541 pieces to work with.
All minifigures were yellow coloured until 2003 with the introduction of the NBA Basketball range. This was the first set based on real people, so the skin tones needed to be realistic.
There is no plural of Lego. If you have 1 piece of lego, you have lego. If you have 105 pieces of Lego, they are still called Lego. You might, quite often, hear your parents ask you to pick up your "Legos", now you can tell them they are saying it wrong.
It is estimated that every year, across everyone in the world, over 5 billion hours are spent playing with Lego! How many of those hours have you clocked up?
Lego is the world’s biggest tyre manufacturer, making more tyres every year than real tyre companies!
Professor Quirrell from the Harry Potter set of 2001 was the first minifigure to wear a turban AND have a double sided face!
Be sure to send us a photo of your little ones Lego creation, your child might just win a small box of Lego to add to their collection!