Lego blocks are a fun family activity in our home. The blocks help my kids learn about engineering on a level that can tangibly understand. I love to see my girls and their Dad sit a room together with a pile of legos in front of them. Their creativity goes wild as they learn how to create new things from their imaginations.
Here are 5 facts about lego you may not know:
- Did you know lego is a word derived from the Danish phrase “leg godt,” which literally means to “play well” (Source)
- Lego factories are truly green and recycle all but 1% of their plastic refuse. (Source)
- “To reach the moon you would need to build a column of around 40 billion lego bricks.” (Source)
- Did you know that Lego Duplo bricks are 8 times the size of the original lego bricks, but will still fit together? (Source)
- The Lego Group first patented the lego bricks January 28, 1958. (Source)
Love legos ? If so, check out the June 2014 Lego Calendar:
Lego Calendar June 2014 Events:
- May 12 – June 30, 2014: Free ticket to LEGOLAND Parks or Discovery Center with any LEGO purchase
- June 1, 2014: Three new LEGO Movie sets (Emmet’s Construction Mech, Police Dropship, Benny’s Spaceship! Spaceship!! SPACESHIP!!!) available
- 1st: Download the Ultra Agents app for instructions, digital comic books, games and more
- 1st: Cuusoo Ghostbusters set available
- June 1-15, 2014: Free Creator Balloon Cart with purchases of $75+
- June 3, 2014: Monthly Mini Build Speedboat– First Tuesday of each month
- June 13-15, 2014: (Only at the West Hartford, CT store) participate in their Master Builder Lego event to celebrate the store’s grand opening.
- June 11-14, 2014: Last chance to choose your side and build a Star Wars starship
- June 17, 2014: The LEGO Movie will be available in stores!
- June 18, 2014: LEGO Movie Speed Build Competition
- June 28, 2014: LEGO Movie Club Meeting
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