10 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Lego

Lego was founded in 1932 and continues to inspire play and creativity for all generations. Here are ten crazy things you never knew about Lego.

lego logo1. The Lego name was derived from the Danish phrase “Leg godt,” meaning “play well.”

solid gold lego2. One of the most expensive lego bricks is valued at $14,500. From 1979-1981, Lego used to give a 14k solid gold lego brick to employees that had 25 years of employment.

lego serious play3. One of the most expensive Lego sets ever for sale at the Lego Shop was priced at $754.99, the Lego Serious Play Connections Kit.

gold lego c3po4. One of the most expensive Lego Minifigures is valued for $10,000-$15,000. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, Lego had a contest and only 5 winners received a 14K Gold C-3PO Minifigure making them the rarest Minifigs ever.

largest lego collection5. The Guinness World Record for most completed Lego sets in a private collection is 1,091 Lego sets. Kyle Ugone, a marine, from Yuma, Arizona, USA holds the record as of July 23, 2011.

lego millennium falcon6. One of the most expensive Lego sets is valued at $2,000. The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon went from retail price at $899 in 2017 and is worth much more sealed in the box.

lego minifigs7. There are over 4 billion Lego Minifigures around the world. Twelve minifigures are produced every second.

Avohkii Mask lego8. One of the most expensive Lego Pieces ever sold was $15,000. Andre Hurley paid $15,000 for a Platinum Avohkii Mask of Light from the discontinued Lego Bionicle line.

lego milan tower9. The world record for the tallest Lego tower is 115 feet. In Milan, Italy it took 580,000 bricks, five days, and help from thousands of children to create the world’s tallest Lego tower.

lego house10. It took 3.3 million Lego bricks to build a life-size house. In 2009, James May built this house with a working toilet, shower, and bed.

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