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I'll accept the largest defensible number.

below: "LEGO Building At KSC". Click image for full size - go ahead! From here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Also answered on the LEGO Stackexchange: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/310/… $\endgroup$ – Raidri supports Monica Jul 12 '17 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Raidri well it's a different but related question, and I'm surprised and happy to learn about another SE site with space-related questions! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jul 12 '17 at 13:35
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Three Bodies

  1. Earth: Legos have made their way to the space station multiple times, and it doesn't appear as though they have left the station.
  2. Jupiter: Lego figures were sent aboard the Juno spacecraft, and are currently orbiting Jupiter.
  3. Sun: All legos in existence are currently orbiting the Sun, as both the Earth and Jupiter do :)

I do not believe they have ever orbited the moon, and I can't see any information for them being anywhere else in the solar system. This is my source.

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    $\begingroup$ Ah, gotta make 'em harder! Sounds pretty good. Nice video here (skip the beginning though): orlandosentinel.com/news/space/go-for-launch/… $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jul 11 '17 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ If the Sun counts, let's go with Saggitarius *, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. $\endgroup$ – jvriesem Jul 11 '17 at 16:59
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    $\begingroup$ @jvriesem That is not a solar system body. We hope. $\endgroup$ – Yakk Jul 11 '17 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ Whoops! That'll teach me to read closely! :-) $\endgroup$ – jvriesem Jul 11 '17 at 19:25
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeScott Since the Earth-Moon barycenter is well inside the Earth, it would be difficult to support the argument they're orbiting the Moon. See also this answer re. barycenter orbits $\endgroup$ – FKEinternet Jul 12 '17 at 16:21

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