Lego Build Day
About LEGO® Build Day
When is Lego Build Day? This holiday is observed on December 27. The date may vary.
The Christmas presents are all open. Hopefully, you found a LEGO set with your name on it under the tree. Now, two days after Christmas, Lego Build Day has arrived. On this December 27 holiday, you can set aside all of the other toys and presents you received. Adults should take the day off. Then, we can spend this fun day working with our Lego sets.
Obviously, the creators and marketers of Lego sets established this day to sell more of their products. But, we are glad that they did. This holiday allows us to celebrate these wonderfully popular building blocks. It gives us more ways to use them and have more fun, as well as show off our projects.
While Legos are marketed to children, millions of adults around the world play with the building sets. Adults have a wide selection of challenging and pricey Lego sets with hundreds and sometimes thousands of pieces. Instructions for the largest sets can be over 30 pages long.
Did You Know? Used Lego pieces are sold in bulk on Amazon. They can also sometimes be found at flea markets.
How to Participate in LEGO Build Day
According to the LEGO Group who created this holiday, the objective of this day is to express your creativity and imagination. Here are the recommended activities for today:
Take your existing Legos and build something creative and unique. The design should be your creation. You can make it big or small. And, you can make the design simple, or elaborate.
Once you have completed the construction of your building or scene, show it to the world on social media. Use the tag: #LEGOBuildDay.
Not all of us are creative. As an alternative, if you are not creative or do not have a lot of time today, you can construct a building from the set you got for Christmas. Then, show your completed project on social media. Don’t skip this step. Showing it off is a big part of today’s fun.
Other Things to Do on Lego Build Day
In addition to playing with our Legos, here are some other things we can do:
- Have a Lego party. Get together in groups to construct your Lego sets.
- Hold a contest. Establish two or three categories and give out prizes.
- Make a cake and decorate it to look like Legos.
- Give a Lego set to a child.
- Buy a new set for yourself.
- Go to a flea market in search of used sets and extra pieces in bulk.
Here are some fascinating facts about Legos:
- Kirk Christiansen from Denmark created the Lego Toy Company in 1934.
- In 1949, Kirk Christiansen made the first Lego bricks.
- The bricks were originally called “Automatic Binding Bricks”.
- In 2014, the Lego Group was sold to Hasbro.
- Over 220 million sets are sold worldwide every year.
- In 2000, they were voted “Toy of the Century”.
- Each year, children spend over 5 billion hours playing with Legos.
- There are an estimated 400 billion bricks in the world.
- Brick sizes have not changed. A brick made in the 1950s fits a brick made in the past year.
- Over 60 different brick colors are currently in production.
- The bricks consist of ABS plastic which does not decompose.
- The largest manufactured set is the LEGO Art World Map. This wall map contains over 11,000 pieces.
- In 1978, the first minifigure hit the market. It was a police officer.
- Do you want to make a unique mini figurine? The company estimates that you can make over 8 quadrillion minifigures from pieces made over the past 30 years.
- Most mini-figurine heads do not have a nose.
- Chinese factories do not make this toy. Manufacturing sites include Denmark, Hungary, and the Cheh Republic.
- If you placed all the Lego bricks sold in a year end to end, they would circle the earth 5 times.
- The plastic bricks are strong. One brick can support 375,000 bricks.
- In 2009, James May in Surrey, Great Britain, created the first full-sized LEGO house. It contained 3.3 million bricks.
“To a Lego Master, every day is Lego Build Day” – – Lego Master Kim Francis, Rochester, NY
History and Origin of Lego Build Day
The LEGO Group, makers of these wildly popular toy bricks, created Lego Build Day. Quite obviously, they did so to promote the products and the brand. First created in 2020, it is now an annual event.
We all love Legos and appreciate the company’s ideas on more and different ways to use them.
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