"Lego Brick - 50 years old this week" Topic
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|the Gorb ||01 Feb 2008 10:21 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 ||01 Feb 2008 10:34 a.m. PST|
Thank goodness they are still with us. Great stuff.
| Gungnir ||01 Feb 2008 12:53 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 ||01 Feb 2008 1:34 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 ||01 Feb 2008 2:32 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 ||01 Feb 2008 7:34 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.