Here at Ninja Brick, we’ve recently acquired a rare LEGO set, named The story of the LEGO brick. The set comes boxed and displays 6 (six) 2×4 red LEGO Bricks. According to Bricklink, it was released in 2008 as a promotional set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick.
Update thanks to Legofan_4: You can make 915,103,765 different combinations with 6 4×2 bricks. This is a fun LEGO fact which can be read on catalogs, stores etc. This answers the question why they released 6 bricks for the 50th aniversary, but why 4×2 bricks? This is because they are seen in the original LEGO patent.
When you visit the LEGO House, you get a polybag with 6 4×2 red bricks too, but no instructions. You can print your personalised credit card showing one of the 915,103,765 possible combinations of combining six 2×4 bricks.
P.S. on 2nd April (2.4), we celebrate Brick Day 2×4.
We don’t have additional information beyond that, including the quantity distributed. We presume this set was only ever available to LEGO employees.
Have you ever seen this set before? Do you have any additional information on it? Let us know in the comments! We will update this article with more details when we have them.