Lego People to Outnumber Real People by 2019

Will total 8B by the end of the decade

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 25, 2013 10:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – Today's oddest factoid: There may be 7 billion humans on the planet, but by 2019 a species of tiny plastic people will outnumber even us: Lego figurines. Randall Munroe, the physics grad behind the webcomic xkcd, has compared Lego production forecasts with human population predictions to determine that by 2019, there will be nearly 8 billion tiny, yellow people around—up from 4 billion in 2006—a number that will outstrip the human population. It's all the more impressive considering Lego figurines have only been on sale since 1978, the Daily Mail reports.(Click to see why some of those Lego people may appear angry.)

A lego figure of the Royal baby Prince George of Cambridge.
A lego figure of the Royal baby Prince George of Cambridge.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
This publicity photo provided by Nintendo/TT Fusion shows a scene from the video game, “Lego City Undercover.
This publicity photo provided by Nintendo/TT Fusion shows a scene from the video game, “Lego City Undercover."   (AP Photo/Nintendo/TT Fusion)
This publicity photo provided by Nintendo/TT Fusion shows a scene from the video game, “Lego City Undercover.
This publicity photo provided by Nintendo/TT Fusion shows a scene from the video game, “Lego City Undercover."   (AP Photo/Nintendo/TT Fusion)
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