International Lego Day
LEGOS have been around for over 90 years and there’s a good reason for that fact. Both adults and children alike love to play with these colorful plastic bricks. They love to play with them because these bricks inspire creativity in anyone and everyone who touches them. And this toy’s name alludes to its universal appeal.
LEGO is an abbreviation that’s made up of two Danish words that together mean “play well.” It’s not just the name of the company but the ideal they aspire to and that’s why we think that many people are probably going to want to observe International LEGO Day. This holiday is observed annually on January 28th every year.
The History Of International LEGO Day
This holiday has been established on the date that Danish carpenter Godtfred Kirk Christiansen first submitted his patent for the original LEGO brick in 1958. However, although the patent wasn’t filed for this invention 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Yes, LEGO bricks were originally made out of wood.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 would end up growing 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 single day, almost 40,000 bricks are molded.
- The Guinness World Record for the largest LEGO statue goes to LEGO’s London Tower Bridge. It’s made of over 5.8 million pieces.
- LEGO is considered to be one of the world’s largest toy companies.
- There are over 600 million LEGO bricks in circulation.
- LEGO is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They create 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 this company, introduce their friends to LEGO bricks, and 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. That’s our favorite way to observe this holiday.