Your favorite LEGO pieces and LEGO blocks were made in a special way and we thought it would be fun to take a deeper look at the LEGO making process. Whether you’ve played with LEGOs or LEGO sets or even just enjoy the LEGO movie have you ever wondered how they were made?
Chances are at some point in your life you’ve owned Lego blocks. At very least you’ve seen them and know what they are. Or maybe your kids do, but rarely do we think about the manufacturing process of the little LEGO blocks.
But when you do, it really brings up some questions.
- How are Legos made?
- Where are Legos made?
- When was the first Legos made?
- How long have Legos been around?
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How are Lego Bricks Made?
Now, if you’re like me you think you have a general idea of how they’re made, but you’d be wrong.
Even though Lego has only been around for about fifty years, they’ve already been voted ‘toy of the century’…twice.
There is Lego movies.
Lego theme park you can take your kids to!
Lego’s captivate our imagination because we can build them into ANYTHING.
And Lego has proven that by coming out with amazing kit after kit after kit to completely blow our minds (and keep us wanting more!). And they’re always brining us great new products.
But…how are these Lego products made?
I imagined an assembly line with a plastic press and sorting bins.
And while that’s part of it, I was no where near close to what actually happens!
Take a look! This is sure to please all Lego fans.
Video: How LEGOs are Made Video
Video: How are LEGO Minifigures Made?
Don’t forget about LEGO minifigures? They’re part of the LEGO multiverse now too!
Where Are Legos Made?
Did you know Legos are made in a few different countries? The USA is not one of them!
They are actually made in 4 different facilities around the world!
- Czech Republic
The original Lego company who first started making Lego toys was actually in Denmark.
The original name for Legos were Danish words LEg GOdt. It means play well. How cool?
When Were The Legos Invented?
So, we saw how Legos were made, but when were they made? The first Legos were actually made in Billund, Denmark. The company was started in 1932, and it is so sweet because the Danish toymaker was aided by his 12-year-old son!
They weren’t plastic when they were first made, but wooden. They wouldn’t be made with new materials and Lego molds until later. Almost a decade later they would be the plastic toys we know and love.
When Were Legos Mass Produced?
While the LEGO company started making them in 1932, they didn’t become a household name and were not plastic and mass produced by a moulding machine until 1947.
Lego wouldn’t open up Lego factories and start production of Legos until much later in other countries, but they quickly became the toy of the century.
How Many Lego Shapes Are There?
There are a total of 3,764 unique LEGO blocks available. This is based on all of their LEGO sets.
How Many Lego Blocks Are There On Earth?
This is going to blow your mind. There are about 400,000,000,000 LEGO blocks on Earth. Yes, that’s 400 billion!
What Is The Rarest LEGO Block?
The rarest LEGO block was never sold to the public. It was actually given to employees. The rarest LEGO block was released in the 1980s and is worth $15,000. Why so expensive? Because it is solid 14k gold!
Some Of Our Favorite Lego Block KiTs
We all loved building blocks as a kid, but nothing beat a LEGO brick. The different sizes, different colors, corner plate, corner brick, basic bricks, they’re all special. And we especially loved the themed sets! Nothing beats that LEGO logo! These are some of our favorite LEGO blocks:
- LEGO Star Wars- Wars At-At Walker
- LEGO Minecraft- The Llama Village Farm House Toy
- LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Set
- LEGO Harry Potter Expecto Patronum
- LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion
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- Make a LEGO spaceship…it is so fun.
- We have some LEGO building ideas that you will love.
- Grab some fun LEGO printables here.
- Have you seen this cool LEGO beehive.
- Check out the info we have on Costco LEGO bricks and all that fun.
- How to build a LEGO table from Ikea furniture. <–we have used ours for over 6 years and it is PERFECT.
- Download and print our awesome LEGO coloring pages.
- Don’t miss this LEGO recycling program!
Isn’t it so cool how Legos are made? What did you think? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.