1 MEDIA CONTACTS: Julie Stern, LEGO Systems, Inc. 860-763-7834 / [email protected] Karen Lynch, Flashpoint PR 415-551-9619 / [email protected] BACKGROUND INFORMATION ® Fun Facts LEGO ® bitants. bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inha There are about 62 LEGO Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a y ear playing 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, o r 36,000 per minute. d since 1949. More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produce Two eight-stud LEGO bricks of the same color can be ricks can be combined in 24 different ways. Three eight-stud b combined in 1,060 ways. There are more than 915 mi llion combinations possible for six 2 x 4 LEGO bric ks of the same color. nd the world. 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second arou The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the w orld 5 times. 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one anothe r would connect the earth with the moon. rs, including Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, renowned cake The LEGO brick has inspired generations of innovato Cakes”, and Jonathan Gay, inventor of Flash animati on. decorator, Duff Goldman, of Food Network’s “Ace of • ave been produced The LEGO minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! Over 4 billion minifigures h population of the United States! in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the The body of a minifigure is the same height as 3 LE GO bricks stacked on top of one another and the hea d is 1 LEGO brick • high, making it 1 ½ inches tall. s – weighs 1/10 of an ounce. • The average minifigure – with no hair or accessorie • Harrison Ford and Alfred Molina are the only two ac tors who have ever been portrayed as two different minifigures – Molina as Spider-Man’s famous rival Doc Ock and Satip o, a guide in Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Alfred the Raiders of the Lost Ark. • one time. Today It would take 1 billion minifigures, lined up in a single row to wrap around the Earth’s circumference th at least 4 times. there are enough minifigures to wrap around the Ear The LEGO Company sells 3.9 minifigures per second – 365 days per year. That’s over 122 million per ye ar! • There are more than 8 quadrillion (8,181,068,395,50 • n be made using 0,000) possible combinations of minifigures that ca years. all of the unique minifigure parts over the last 30 ### LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO G roup. © 2009 The LEGO Group.