Hong Kong, Сhina - May 24, 2015: lego mini characters  which are isolated on white. Legos are a popular line of plastic construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group in Denmark

 Pass on the joy of LEGO bricks!

LEGO’s can’t be recycled, but you can “play it forward” with a LEGO donation to BrickRecycler.com. Thousands of kids can feel the same excitement you had when you first received them. Since there are infinite ways these wonderful pieces can be used (thanks to children’s amazing imagination), it doesn’t matter if you donate complete sets, or mixed up random pieces.

Are there conventions that focus on LEGOs?

Several conventions started up a few years ago, and now there are many dozen all over the world.  Here are just a few PhillyBrickFest.com, BrickWorld.us, BrickFair.com, BrickCon.org, BrickFiesta.com.

How many Legos are made each year?

Over 60 Billion Lego bricks are made each year which is enough to reach all the way to the moon, and half the way back to earth!

How many Legos have been produced ever?

As of 2024, over 1.1 TRILLION LEGO pieces have been produced. If every piece produced even one smile…that’s a lot of smiles. That’s enough for every man, woman, child, and grandparent to have an average of 140 pieces each (but I bet you might have more than 140 pieces). Over 1.8 million tons of incredible colorful pieces have been produced. 

How long does it take for a Lego to decompose?

Most LEGO pieces are made of durable ABS plastic and will never decompose. Some pieces are made of other plastics, metals, silicon, and other elements. LEGO experimented with plant based products for a few of their elements, but they ended up not being very durable.

Why are Legos so popular?

The Lego Group has done an amazing job creating interchangeable pieces that simply snap together and apart with no need for glue, enabling very young and experienced builders alike, to assemble amazing models. Lego Mindstorm (robotics) expands this capability even further, allowing kids and adults to quickly build and program robots.

Why are Legos so expensive.

Legos are worth so much since they are made of high quality materials to extremely tight tolerances, unlike knock off brands. Lego pieces can be loved, and relived, thousands of times. Licensing agreements with popular brands like Disney, Star Wars, etc. factor in the cost as well, but allow production of amazing sets that are so fun.

How many Legos does it take to make a wall, or a real house?

A 7 feet by 8 feet wall would take over 69,000 tiny 2×2 bricks (so you should use larger size if you have them). To build a real house out of LEGO pieces would take 3.3 million bricks, if you want a nice 2-story home like the one built in England for the show Top Gear. See photos of the final result and when it got destroyed afterwards, here. (don’t worry, the pieces were reused).

Who can use mixed up Lego pieces or sets that I no longer want to save or store, and I want to simply donate instead of go through the big hassle of trying to sell?

BrickRecycler.com can! We gladly accept new and used Legos. There are millions of LEGO fans out there looking to get “one more piece.” We send them on to new lives where they will be cherished again. We have worked with countless charities to match pieces with exactly what they need.

How long does LEGO last?

There is nearly no limit to how long LEGO bricks last, as they never decompose. However, as far as “being worn out” due to overuse is concerned, there is a limit, and Phillipe Cantin has the answer! By conducting an experiment involving a pair of 3X3 Lego bricks, he found that after being put together and taken apart for 37,112 times, the Lego bricks got damaged. It could even take over 1300 years in seawater for Lego pieces to breakdown.

Which is the Most Expensive Lego Set?

If you are willing to spend a fortune on LEGOs, then go for the “Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon”, which is both the most expensive and the largest LEGO set in existence, with a jaw-dropping price tag of $799.99!

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LEGO Group is Focused on the Environment by:

  • Building a wind farm of the coast of Germany, capable of powering 100,000 homes.
  • Building products that are high quality and so durable, they can be used by countless generations. How many other toys can you say that about?
  • Reducing their carbon footprint of packaging by 10%.
  • Reusing manufacturing waste.
  • Using energy efficient factories.
  • Building a “green” Hungarian factory, saving approximately 7,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
  • They tried an experiment to make pieces out of recycled bottles but stopped since they found that would actually produce more carbon.
  • They introduced LEGO plant elements that are made out of sugarcane. How cool!

More LEGO Fun Facts on LEGO’s website

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