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the Gorb Inactive Member01 Feb 2008 11:21 a.m. PST

Two interesting tidbits:

1. The name comes from the Danish words "LEg" (play) and "GOdt" (well).

2. Bricks made in 2008 still fit the bricks made in 1958.


Regards, the Gorb

Micman Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2008 11:34 a.m. PST

Thank goodness they are still with us. Great stuff.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2008 1:53 p.m. PST

I had some of the first, as a six year old.

Later by coincidence I met th man who introduced them to the Netherlands – actually by mistake. Initially he thought he was being shown a quick building system for the post-WWII reconstruction still in full swing at that time.

First there were only straight bricks, no sloping roofs yet – they came later.

evilcartoonist Inactive Member01 Feb 2008 2:34 p.m. PST

My family was poor when I was a kid, but they saved enough to buy me Legos now and again. Lots of good times sitting around with Dad building lots and lots and lots of creations. First thing I ever saved money for was for Legos.

Best toy ever.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member01 Feb 2008 3:32 p.m. PST

Have a look at link

Nice to see the Internet recognising the history.

Not sure if you have ever been but try to make a trip to Legoland – we have been twice to the UK one and I had to be dragged away at closing time (and I'm 46)…

Regrebnelle Inactive Member01 Feb 2008 8:34 p.m. PST

My old sets wait patiently for my son to be old enough to play with them. Right now he would just eat them.

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