LEGO turns 50, Google celebrates too
Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:30 AM
* 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.
* LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.
* 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.
* Two eight-stud LEGO bricks of the same color can be combined in 24 different ways.
* Three eight-stud bricks can be combined in 1,060 ways.
* There are more than 915 million combinations possible for six 2 x 4 LEGO bricks of the same color.
* 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.
* The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.
* 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon.
* LEGO bricks are so much more than just toys. They are used in classrooms from preschool to university level to teach everything from math, language skills and science to engineering and technology principles.
* The LEGO brick has inspired generations of innovators, like Jonathan Gay, inventor of Flash.
* World-renowned author Douglas Coupland believes the LEGO brick represents a "language in itself."
* A January 2008 Google search produces 57.6 million references to LEGO bricks.
* There are 55,600 LEGO videos on YouTube.
* Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, used LEGO bricks to build the external low-cost and expandable casing for 10 4GB hard disks when they were busy developing the Google search engine (today, they have reportedly been used in Google's college graduate recruiting exercises to test potential candidate's creative horsepower).
LEGO time line and Gizmodo article: here
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:53 AM
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:32 PM
i love legos as a kid, i use to build everything i could of imagined... man, and my dad and grand dad be walking and steppin on scattered pieces around the house lol....
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:12 AM
i can definitely pass that exam! but will certainly fail all others. do u think that gets me a job? Google's director of Creativity Assessment!
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