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How Many LEGO® Bricks Would It Take to Reach the Moon?

LEGO® bricks, the plastic toy blocks with grooves that make them stackable, have a standard height of about 0.4 inches (1 cm). Therefore, in theory, it would take about 40 billion LEGO® bricks to reach from the Earth to the moon, a distance of about 238,900 miles (384,400 km). From 1958 through 2008, the LEGO® company created about 400 billion LEGO® pieces. enough for 62 LEGOs® for each person on Earth. If all of those LEGOs® were stacked, they would form 10 separate towers that could reach from the Earth to the moon.

More about LEGO® bricks:

  • Adults who actively collect and use LEGOs®, known as Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs), form groups devoted to the toy and organize exhibitions worldwide to display their LEGO® creations. These adults account for about 5% of all LEGO® sales each year.

  • In 2011, about 42,000 LEGOs® were made per minute at the company's main factory in Billund, Denmark, for a total of 22 billion pieces that year.

  • During the three weeks leading up to Christmas, an average of almost 28 sets of LEGO® bricks are sold every second.
Allison Boelcke
By Allison Boelcke , Former Writer
Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.

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Allison Boelcke

Allison Boelcke

Former Writer

Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.
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