Happy Birthday, Lego!

Lego turns 75 today.

Yippie! We use legos to stimulate thinking. Build models of website architectures. And create buildings and other structures just for fun. I see Legos and I have to buy them for someone that I know. Maybe for the LEGO birthday I’ll have to buy some for me. Thanks to webchick for the photo.

Just a few facts.

Founded in 1932 by carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen from Billund, Denmark, the company made wooden toys. The trademark name didn’t come until 1934, inspired from the Danish words “leg godt” (play well), and it wasn’t until 1949 that Lego began producing their now-famous interlocking bricks. The design finalized in 1958 and it took another five years to find proper materials to produce the blocks.

The LEGO Company is one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers. They have molded more than 200 billion plastic building pieces over the past fifty years.

The LEGO Company funds $5 million lab at MIT Media Laboratory : A lab for playing and learning.

Their website, loads of fun.

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  • Legos were my favorite toy while my son was growing up. They were something we could both enjoy, even when he was 3 and I was 40. I adore them. We still have all of his in the basement. I know he’ll want them back when he settles down.

    The Escher picture is mind-blowing.

  • Ya think? Maybe you could hide them and pretend that you sold them during one of your moves. Then we could build some stuff together.