into many many little bricks and parts.
LEGO Group is producing 15 billion components a year--that's 1.7 million items an hour, or 28,500 a minute. Tire production accounts for some of that number; the factory also produces 306 million tiny rubber tires a year. In fact, going by that number, LEGO is the world's No. 1 tire manufacturer.
The bricks are so versatile that just six of them can be arranged in 915,103,765 ways.