There are 62 pieces of Lego for every person on planet Earth.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in LEGOS!!!
•How many Lego bricks are produced each year?
Approximately 19 billion Lego elements are produced per year. 2.16 million are molded every hour, 36,000 every minute.
• Approximately, how many bricks they've ever made since Lego started to produce them?
More than 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1958. There are about 62 Lego bricks per person of the Earth's population.
• How many Lego sets do they manufacture per year?
The number of sets varies per time of year and per year. In the U.S., we launch on average 130 new sets per year. Approximately 7 Lego sets are sold every second around the world.
• How much money do they make per piece?
Because we have so many specialized pieces, the average cost per piece is difficult to name. For example, a 2x4 Lego brick does not require the complexity to produce as a Lego minifigure or a Lego fence piece. The molds that we use to create Lego elements are very expensive to design and produce.
• Why is Lego so expensive?
Quality and safety are the top concerns for the Lego Group. To ensure the best and safest products, Lego bricks are made with the highest quality materials, which does factor into the cost. Using premium materials ensures that the product is not only safe, but that it is durable enough to hand down from generation to generation.
Redditor TheWindCriesHavoc analyzes:
Made me wonder if 62 pieces was enough to individualize everyone on the planet.
62! = 31469973260387937525653122354950764088012280797258232192163168247821107200000000000000
There are about 1080 atoms in our observable universe. Which in comparison is a much smaller number.
So with 62 different pieces of legos, there are enough combinations for every atom we can see to build something different, and then some.
So, yes; Everyone on the Earth can build something unique to themselves.