Building bricks

Colourful, modular, versatile, educational and lots of fun. It's almost no wonder that so many designers love experimenting with Lego.

More than modular toys for children, Lego bricks have had designers equally fascinated for years. Lego-inspired creations regularly make their way onto the design wires, some highly functional while others are just for one.

Christoph Niemann has even created Sushi out of Lego blocks. He shows it in this video.

Here are some trivial but fun facts about Lego:

  1. Seven Lego sets are sold every second.
  2. There are about 62 Lego bricks for every person on earth.
  3. There are 915 million ways to combine six Lego bricks.
  4. The Lego bricks sold each year, laid end to end, can reach around the world five times.
  5. Some 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1958.