Fun Facts About LEGO®
Discover some awesome and fun facts about LEGO®. This colorful toy and bombastic brick blog will leave you with some interesting take-aways from the brick world.
What’s the best way to organize my LEGO® collection?
Sort them by color and then by shape, or invest in some LEGO® storage containers. Amazon and storage container websites have a large assortment of containers! Also, it is a great idea to sort by types of products within the bricks. For example, I ensure to separate my LEGO minifigures from my bulk bricks.
How many LEGO® bricks are produced every year?
Billions of LEGO® bricks are produced each year, enough to circle the Earth over 5 times if they were laid end-to-end. Just last year, over 36 billion bricks were created for LEGO® customers.
Can I wash LEGO® bricks if they get dirty?
Yes, you can wash LEGO® brick in a basin of water with a mild detergent. Just make sure to dry them thoroughly before building with them again. Ensure (especially for LEGO® investing) they are kept in a cool, dry place, and are not exposed to extreme temperatures. LEGO® pieces are made of a durable plastic material, but over time it can crack.
What is the biggest LEGO® set ever made?
The biggest LEGO® set ever made is the LEGO® Icons Eiffel Tower with a jaw-dropping 10,001 bricks.
Can you microwave LEGO® bricks?
No, never microwave LEGO®, or any toys for that matter. It’s not safe and will likely damage the bricks.
How old do you have to be to start building with LEGO®?
There’s no age limit to building with LEGO®. With the variety of sets available, you can start building at any age.
Are there any LEGO® sets for adults?
Yes, there are many LEGO® sets for adults, including detailed architectural models, advanced robotics sets and more. The UCS, Ultimate Collectors Series sets, are some of the best for adults. And, for your information, LEGO® is always for everyone of every age!
Can LEGO® pieces be recycled?
Yes, LEGO bricks and pieces® can be recycled through the LEGO Replay™ program. They grind up the used bricks and turn them into new LEGO® elements.
What are the smallest LEGO® bricks called?
The smallest LEGO® bricks are called “LEGO® microfigures” and there are also extremely tiny LEGO® accessories to collect!
Can you paint LEGO®?
While it’s not recommended by the manufacturer, you can paint LEGO® with acrylic paint. Just make sure to seal them with a clear coat after painting to keep the color from chipping!