If you haven’t checked out Gizmodo’s videos from inside the lego factory, here’s another encouraging link. They also have video of the shelving system robots that automatically store and retrieve legos from over 65 square miles of equivalent storage space. A couple more Lego fun facts:
- The tolerance on the bricks is less than .00008 in. Human hair varies between .001 and .01 in.
- Only 18 / 1 million pieces fail inspection, according to this HowStuffWorks article.
- Lego now makes some 19 billion bricks a year.