International LEGO Day

International Lego Day

January 28 is International LEGO Day! The LEGO Group was founded by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen in the 1930s, but the first plastic LEGO bricks weren't patented until January 28, 1958. The name “LEGO” comes from the Danish words “leg” and “godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group and LEGOs have a long and interesting history

LEGOs aren't just for kids. There are LEGO® Certified Professionals (LCP) made up of adult LEGO entrepreneurs who have turned their passion for the LEGO bricks and system into a profession.

Fun LEGO Facts
  • There are around 60 billion LEGO bricks produced each year.
  • LEGO is the largest toy company in the world.
  • There are around 4 billion LEGO mini-figures in the world – over half of the world’s population.
  • While LEGO is slowly adding more diversity into their mini-figures, around 70-80% of the mini-figures are male.
  • The current largest LEGO set is the LEGO Art World Map -- with over 11,000 pieces included. 

Build Yourself Happy: The Joy of LEGO Play
LEGO Ninjago: The Secret World of The Ninja
How To Build LEGO Dinosaurs

The library has an abundance of LEGO books and DVDs available for checkout. LEGO books are also available to download through Libby

LEGO-themed library programs are available at multiple library locations. Other MakerSpace programs are also available for your enjoyment. 

LEGO Programs at the Library

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. at Headquarters Library
Create new LEGO masterpieces every week at the Headquarters Library.

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m. at Millhopper Branch
We provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination. Come build awesome LEGO structures with other kids in the library!

LEGO at the Library
Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 24, 3 p.m. at Alachua Branch
Drop in and use our collection of LEGO bricks to bring your designs to life!

Saturday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m. at Archer Branch
Join your fellow LEGO lovers and design unique creations with our huge collection of LEGO pieces!

LegoSpace Plus
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m. at High Springs Branch
Come make LEGO creations with us plus explore other STEAM activities!

By AshleyW on January 22, 2024