Remember why you love LEGOs with ‘A LEGO® Brickumentary’ & 22 LEGO fun facts

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Summary:

Playful and upbeat, you’ll love the classic documentary style with the off-screen narrator, Jason Bateman as the mini-fig guiding you through the LEGO world. From the origins to the fans, this doc takes you through the ups and downs of a company that is all about playing.

Even if you’re not a builder, there’s no denying that the impact of LEGO on society. You’ll find out about how the bricks are being used in children’s therapy, in art and just plain for a good time. After, I guarantee you’ll break out those sets you have hidden away in your closet. They’re not just for kids.

Now in theaters, on demand and on iTunes

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Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO® brand…like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question – – is it a toy or something more? A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative takes us through art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduces us to Master Builders designing and creating life-sized LEGO models (as well as those who employ LEGO bricks to create their own films), leads us into the world of LEGO therapy and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLS), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY Still 2 A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY Still 1

  • Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks
  • LEGO bricks are available in 53 different colors.
  • LEGO products are on sale in more than 140
  • The LEGO Club has 5 million members worldwide.
  • On average, every person on earth owns 102 LEGO bricks.
  • With a production of over 650 million tires in 2014, the LEGO Group is one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers.
  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks produced in 2014 would reach more than 24 times round the world.
  • If you built a column of about 40 billion LEGO bricks, it would reach the moon.
  • Over the years, approx. 760 billion LEGO elements have been manufactured.
  • In 2014, the LEGO Group achieved a global production of more than 60 billion elements – equivalent to approx. 117,000 elements a minute or 1,960 elements every second.
  • In 2014, the 1×1 round plate was the LEGO element pro­duced in the largest numbers. A total of approx. 2 billion 1×1 round plates in various colors were molded. If the transparent version of the 1×1 round plate is added, the total production amounts to approximately 3.4 billion elements.
  • 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.
  • 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon.
  • The LEGO brick has inspired generations of innovators, including Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google.
  • The LEGO minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! Over 4 billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
  • The body of a minifigure is the same height as 3 LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another and the head is 1 LEGO brick high, making it 1 ½ inches tall.
  • The average minifigure – with no hair or accessories – weighs 1/10 of an ounce.
  • There are more than 8 quadrillion (8,181,068,395,500,000) possible combinations of minifigures that can be made using all of the unique minifigure parts over the last 30 years.
  • In 2014, approx. 27 billion LEGO elements were made at the factory in Billund, Denmark – equivalent to more than 3 million elements an hour or approx. 52,000 a minute.
  • In 2014, 6 million sets per week, on average, containing more than 27 billion LEGO elements were packed at the LEGO factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • In 2014, more than 550 million minifigures and mini doll figures in total were produced. If you put them next to each other in a line, it would stretch almost 14,000 km. This resembles the trip Billund – Boston – Budapest – Billund.
  • Ole Kirk Kristiansen, the Founder, came up with the name “LEGO” in 1934. He took the first two letters of the Danish words “LEG GODT”, meaning “play well”, and combined them – quite unaware that one meaning of the word in Latin is… “I put together”.

About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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