Everything Is Awesome for Lego Employees This Christmas More than 17,000 employees will be getting an extra paycheck in January By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Dec 19, 2015 3:00 PM CST 11 comments Comments More than 17,000 Lego employees will be getting an extra paycheck this January as thanks for a job well done. (Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP, File) (Newser) – You know who might like Legos even more than your kids? The company's employees. That's because Lego is giving more than 17,000 employees around the world an extra month's salary in January, the Copenhagen Post reports. A Lego spokesperson says to think of it more like a reward for a decade of success than a bonus. Plus, employees will get their normal bonuses in March anyway. In September, Lego announced an 18% increase in revenue over the previous year. "It’s an incredibly good performance and a result of the hard work that more than 15,000 Lego employees around the world have done,” Lego's CEO said at the time.