International Lego Day
LEGOS have been around for over 90 years, and there’s a good reason for that. Both adults and children alike love to play with these colorful plastic bricks. They are drawn to them because these bricks inspire creativity in anyone who touches them. The toy’s name alludes to its universal appeal.
LEGO is an abbreviation made up of two Danish words that together mean “play well.” It’s not just the name of the company but also the ideal they aspire to, and that’s why we think many people are likely to observe International LEGO Day. This holiday is observed annually on January 28th.
The History Of International LEGO Day
This holiday was established on the date that Danish carpenter Godtfred Kirk Christiansen first submitted his patent for the original LEGO brick in 1958. However, the patent for this invention wasn’t filed until then; it was actually created many years before that date. The company was originally founded in 1932 when Godtfred created a variety of wooden toys.
Yes, LEGO bricks were originally made out of wood. They wouldn’t start to be made out of plastic until about 1949. From 1949 through the mid-1960s, LEGO grew into a global company that sold toys in over 42 different countries. Over the years, this company has continued to grow, and it’s now estimated that they have produced over 600 billion bricks.
Some Cool LEGO Facts
Below are some cool LEGO facts that we think everyone will appreciate. With that said, let’s take a look at the following list of facts before we go on and play with our LEGO bricks.
- Every single minute of every day, almost 40,000 LEGO bricks are molded.
- The Guinness World Record for the largest LEGO statue goes to LEGO’s London Tower Bridge, made of over 5.8 million pieces.
- LEGO is considered one of the world’s largest toy companies.
- There are over 600 billion LEGO bricks in circulation.
- LEGO is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, creating over 300 million rubber toy tires every year.
Observing International LEGO Day
There are about a million different ways that people can observe this holiday. They can learn more about the history of the company, introduce their friends to LEGO bricks, or even visit a LEGOLAND Theme Park.
But our favorite way to observe this holiday is by breaking out the bricks and playing with them. Building something cool, taking a picture of that creation, and then posting it on social media using the hashtag #InternationalLEGODay is our favorite way to celebrate this holiday.