it’s remembrance sunday! so i hope that you’re all going to be observing a one minute silence (if you didn’t yesterday!) … did an armistice day fact yesterday, so go read it ->here<-
anyway, on to today – one of the best things about this blog is the surprising things that you find out! today’s fact falls into the category! 🤔
#tdil that the world’s largest tyre manufacturer is actually lego! 😳
yep, of all the people, it’s lego who makes the most tyres every year?! like, not bridgestone, not pirelli, not continental … but a company that makes kids toys 😂
in fact, in 2011, lego produced almost twice as many tyres as the main brands that i mentioned earlier! of a total of 15 billion lego pieces produced, they actually made 318 million tyres (870,000 a day) in 2011 whilst bridgestone (the second highest number) only made 190 million 🚗.
lego started making lego tyres for their sets in 1962 with set no.400 – a ‘universal business set’ that made a few different things 👍🏻. that set was the best selling set in 1967 … with total sales of over 820,000 boxes.
apparently, before that set, peeps just made wheels out of standard lego bricks 🙈 can’t imagine that they rolled all that well 😅 must have been like the prototype wheel that cavemen made 😂 (that’s possibly another post idea right there)
anyway, there’s actually nothing else to say on this matter 🙃 so i’m going to stop! hope you’ve enjoyed y’all!
see ya 😘 #tdil
literally adore lego … just wish it wasn’t so expensive 😕 anyway, if you want some more goodness, you can go ->here<-
(images today – the header image and picture of lots of tyres were taken by me 👍🏻 the image of set no.400 came from ->here<-)