An absolutely amazing Lego exhibit is coming to OMSI (science museum for kids) in Portland beginning February 18th! It goes with the hype for the highly anticipated "LEGO Batman" movie which opens on Friday.

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I totally love Legos. My younger brother is a mechanical engineer today, I believe, because of the imagination inspired by his hours and hours of fun putting his Legos together. I'd be into it for a while, but would grow restless and move on to something else. Not him. He was the one that alerted me to the exhibit coming to Portland.

In Latin, the word "lego" means "I put together." But the company didn't even know that when they came up with the name! LEGO is a Danish company, and they came up with  the name by taking the first two letters from the Danish words "leg" and "godt", which means, "play well."

The world record for the tallest Lego tower is 114 feet and 11 inches done by a group in Italy in 2015. They needed more than a half-a-million Legos to pull it off.

Lego is the largest tire manufacturer in the world. They make more tires than any other company. They make hundreds of millions of rubber tires for Lego sets each year. They're tiny, but they're technically still tires.

Lego people have yellow skin because the company thought that was the most racially neutral color. They started making them in 1978.

And there is no official plural for the word "Lego.". "Legos" is technically wrong. Lego claims it's an adjective, not a noun. So instead of adding an "S" you should say Lego bricks" or "Lego pieces." People in the U.K. actually use "Lego" as the singular AND plural form. Like, "Let's build Buckingham Palace out of Lego"



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