And since then there have been enough LEGO bricks manufactured that they could build ten towers stretching from the Earth to the Moon.
Celebrate LEGO's anniversary by finding more amazing facts about the classic toy here.
By the way, I will admit to being a life-long LEGO Maniac. When I was a kid I had so many LEGO bricks, that my Mom gave me this big suitcase to put them all in. I still have it too. My most recent LEGO purchase was the new Indiana Jones "motorcycle chase" set that I got at the LEGO Outlet at Discover Mills Mall near Atlanta a month ago. Probably my favorite LEGO model is a tie between the Millennium Falcon (the second version) and the AT-AT from the Star Wars series.
Now if only Lisa would let me get the big Millennium Falcon LEGO set - the one that costs five hundred bucks - I would be in Nirvana :-)
Anyhoo... Happy Birthday LEGO!