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Buildings Created By LEGO Bricks Infographic by Movoto

What All the World's LEGO Could Build

We’ve featured Movoto before here on our site with the LEGO My House Calculator article and they’re back with a neat infographic on what buildings and landmarks you can build with all the LEGO bricks in the world. There are about 472 billion bricks that have been made since 1958 and what kind of building and landmarks you can build using those billions of bricks are staggering.

  • 2,972 of the White House
  • 588 of the Taj Mahal
  • 200 of Buckingham Palace
  • 74 of the Empire State Building
  • 66 of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building)
  • 1 Great Pyramid of Giza

What else is neat is that you can also build about 46,000 medium sized houses for around 122,000 people. Some other facts that Movoto has stated are the number of bricks used for some of these buildings. Check out their site for much more information and stats.

  • Burj Khalifa: 7,067,231,175 bricks
  • Empire State Building: 6,325,329,353
  • Buckingham Palace: 2,350,135,986
  • White House: 158,783,167 bricks

LEGO My House Calculator

Have you ever wondered how many LEGO bricks are needed to construct an actual life sized house? Movoto Real Estate has a handy calculator to help curious minds see how many LEGO bricks are needed to create one. For example:

A two-story house that is 2,169 square feet — the median size of a house, according to the Census Bureau–would take 10,079,829 LEGOs to build.

This count only includes exterior walls and does not have interior walls. Furniture is also not included in the count.

If you may remember in 2009, James May, yes the same James May from Top Gear, and his team constructed a 3.3 million piece, two-storied house at Denbies Wine Estate. Although it wasn’t as fully functional as he would’ve liked, it was good enough for him to sleep there for a night. Unfortunately, plans to sell it to Legoland Windsor didn’t go through and the LEGO bricks were donated to charity.

So if you ever wanted to know an estimated amount of bricks to build a house, head over to Movoto and test out their calculator today.


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