The LEGO® Group has produced, not millions, but BILLIONS of LEGO bricks! The Group has produced over 560 billion LEGO® bricks since it was patented. That is enough LEGO® bricks for every person on Earth to have 86 LEGO® blocks!
The LEGO® manufacturing units have high standards of quality control and the molds are so accurate that only 18 pieces out of 1 million LEGO® bricks are considered defective and these bricks are recycled in LEGO factories.
Every single second, seven LEGO® sets are sold by retailers around the world. In addition, the LEGO® bricks sold in one year alone can circle the Earth 5 times. Can you imagine how many LEGO® bricks it would take to do that!
Although they are miniatures, LEGO® is the world’s largest producer of rubber tyres. The company produces 306 million ‘mini’ wheels every year — that is more wheels than any of the branded tyre manufacturing companies can make.