Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz
by Staff
Many of us played with Legos when we were kids, but for some people, the fascination continues well into adulthood. So, what's up with those newfangled Lego robots? And what does Lego mean, anyway?

Where does the name Lego come from?

  • Ole Kirk Christiansen's four daughters: Lotte, Elisabeth, Greta and Olivia
  • It's the acronym for 'the best bricks in the world' in Danish.
  • It's based on a Danish saying meaning 'play well.'

Where did Legos get their start?

  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway

Most Lego pieces are made in these two countries.

  • Sweden and Austria
  • India and China
  • Denmark and the Czech Republic
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • Myanmar and Thailand

Lego pieces start out as granules of this material.

  • polytetrafluoroethylene
  • acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
  • polyethylene terephthalate
  • Melamine formaldehyde

How many Lego bricks are made every minute, around the world?

  • 1,000
  • 14,000
  • 26,000
  • 33,000
  • 42,000

So how many Lego bricks are made every year?

  • 4 billion
  • 9 billion
  • 13 billion
  • 16 billion
  • 21 billion
  • 27 billion

How many different types of Lego elements are there?

  • 1,500
  • 3,000
  • 4,500

How many Lego sets are sold every second?

  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five
  • six
  • seven

What's the difference between a Lego plate and a Lego brick?

  • Plates are thicker than bricks.
  • Bricks are thicker than plates.
  • Plates are the base layer on which the bricks sit.
  • Plates are wider than bricks.

What kind of Lego set lets you build programmable robots?


There are about 6.5 billion people on Earth. How many Lego people (minifigures) are there?

  • 4 billion
  • 6.5 billion
  • 8 billion

These licensed Lego sets, introduced in 1999, quickly became the best-selling new product line in company history.

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Star Wars
  • Batman

There are four Legoland theme parks. Where are they?

  • Denmark, Czech Republic, Japan, United States
  • Denmark, Sweden, France, Japan
  • Denmark, England, Germany, United States

What's the Lego line for preschoolers?


What movie director has his own Lego minifigure?

  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas
  • James Cameron

At first, all minifigures were sexless, but in 1978, Lego introduced a female figure. What was her job?

  • bus driver
  • teacher
  • nurse
  • astronaut

Kids 7 and older can join this club for regular shipments of Lego sets.

  • LegoMasters
  • BrickMaster

You can submit your own Lego designs to this Web site, and the company will send you the parts you need to make it.


The main Lego factory in Denmark is open to the public almost every day.

  • true
  • false

Lego engineers worked with this university on the MINDSTORMS line.

  • Harvard
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology