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Vale Middle School Reading Article
10 Jaw-Dropping Lego Facts That Everyone Should Know (1330L)
Instructions: COMPLETE ALL QUESTIONS AND MARGIN NOTES using the CLOSE reading
strategies practiced in class. This requires reading of the article three times.
Step 1: Skim the article using these symbols as you read:
(+) agree, (-) disagree, (*) important, (!) surprising, (?) wondering
Step 2: Number the paragraphs. Read the article carefully and make notes in the margin.
Notes should include:
o Comments that show that you understand the article. (A summary or statement of the main
idea of important sections may serve this purpose.)
o Questions you have that show what you are wondering about as you read.
o Notes that differentiate between fact and opinion.
o Observations about how the writer’s strategies (organization, word choice, perspective,
support) and choices affect the article.
Step 3: A final quick read noting anything you may have missed during the first two reads.
Your margin notes are part of your score for this assessment. Answer the questions carefully in complete
sentences unless otherwise instructed.
Student ____________________________Class Period__________________
10 jaw-dropping Lego facts that everyone should know
Lego was recently named the world's most powerful brand, overtaking Ferrari
for the top spot. The Internet is completely obsessed with the company. In fact,
an estimated 85 million children played with Lego products in the last year
alone. But how much do you know about Lego? Here are 10 fun facts to
celebrate all things plastic and fantastic.
1) "Lego" means "I put together"
The Lego name was invented in 1934 by the Group's founder, Ole
Kirk Kristiansen. Kristiansen took the first two letters of "Leg" and "godt"
(Danish for "play well") to make the brand's moniker. Coincidentally, in Latin,
"lego" means "I put together," something Kristiansen was apparently unaware of
at the time.
2) The combinations are endless
There are a staggering 915 million ways to combine six Lego bricks of the
same color.
3) Lego is the world's largest tire manufacturer
In 2012, the Lego Group was awarded the Guinness World Record for
"largest tire manufacturer per annum." The Group produced over 650 million
tires in 2014, ranging from the smallest 14.4mm wheel for a two-seater car, to a
10.7cm high wheel for the "Power Puller" tractor.
Turner, A. 10 jaw-dropping Lego facts that everyone should know. Daily Dot. November 16, 2015.
Notes on my thoughts,
reactions and questions as I
read:
Vale Middle School Reading Article
10 Jaw-Dropping Lego Facts That Everyone Should Know (1330L)
4) There are 13 'Lego Certified Professionals'
Did you know there are "Lego Certified Professionals?" It's an official program
of adult Lego hobbyists, and there are currently 13 people from as far afield as
Singapore, Australia, and Japan who have "turned their passion for building and
creating with Lego bricks into a full-time or part-time profession." They are
recognized by the Lego group as "trusted business partners."
5) The tallest Lego tower is 35 meters tall.
The Lego Group regularly breaks its own Lego-themed world records. Lego
Italia recently got the Guinness World Record for the "tallest structure built with
interlocking plastic bricks." The tower, made in Milan, reached the lofty heights
of 114 foot 11 inches (35.05 meters) and was created from an astonishing halfmillion bricks.
6) There are 760 billion Lego bricks out there
By the Lego Group's latest estimate, if you averaged out how many Lego
bricks there are in the world, every person on Earth would own 102 bricks. As of
2014, around 760 billion individual Lego elements had been manufactured.
7) The largest Lego set has almost 6,000 pieces
With just under 6,000 individual pieces, the Lego version of the Taj Mahal
boasts the most elements ever featured in one set. Measuring over 20-inches
wide and over 16-inches tall when complete, the $300 set is now retired, but it
sells for thousands to die-hard collectors who want a special challenge.
8) Lego is ridiculously accurate
Lego bricks are manufactured in Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic, and
Mexico. The molds used in production are super precision accurate meaning
only 18 items in every million products fail quality standards. The exact design
has remained the same for over 50 years, so any Lego element made since 1958
is fully compatible with all other elements.
9) Minifigures are massive
The first Lego "minifigure" as you'd recognize them today was made in
1978. Since then, over 5 billion have been made. The Lego group claims
this makes the minifigs the "world's biggest population group."
10) A golden Lego brick
In 2012, Lego retailer Brick Envy sold a very rare, solid 14k gold Lego brick
for $14,449.99 to an American collector. The same size and shape as the original
2 x 4 Lego brick, the commemorative piece was given to long-serving Lego
employees in the Hohenwestedt, Germany factory.
Turner, A. 10 jaw-dropping Lego facts that everyone should know. Daily Dot. November 16, 2015.
Notes on my thoughts,
reactions and questions as I
read:
Vale Middle School Reading Article
10 Jaw-Dropping Lego Facts That Everyone Should Know (1330L)
Comprehension questions – answers may be in phrases.
1. Explain why Internet is capitalized.
2. How would one originally obtain a gold Lego brick?
3. Define jaw-dropping as used in the article.
4. What happens when a Lego product “retires”?
5. Define moniker as used in the text.
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Answer each question in one or more complete sentences and by providing complete explanations.
1. Based
ing on the information provided, what is the approximate population of Earth? Show your math
and provide an explanation.
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2. Define “precision accurate” and explain why Legos would require this level of accuracy.
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Turner, A. 10 jaw-dropping Lego facts that everyone should know. Daily Dot. November 16, 2015.
Vale Middle School Reading Article
10 Jaw-Dropping Lego Facts That Everyone Should Know (1330L)
3. In your opinion, are Legos genuinely a toy worthy of being “the world’s most powerful brand”? State
your opinion in a well-developed paragraph citing from the text to support your claim.
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4. The text states “The Lego Group regularly breaks its own Lego-themed world records.” List and
describe three new possible world record challenges for The Lego Group. Which would you find most
challenging? Explain.
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Turner, A. 10 jaw-dropping Lego facts that everyone should know. Daily Dot. November 16, 2015.

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