Happy 60th Birthday Lego!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/happy-60th-birthday-lego-brilliant-11922056

The little building blocks first appeared 60 years ago. Since it was patented on January 28, 1958, fans young and old have been building Lego creations.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LEGO made James Bond’s Aston Martin, complete with working ejector seat
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/18/aston-martin-lego-ejector-seat/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook

    There’s a new Aston Martin DB5 on the market and it’s everything you’d expect from the vehicle used by James Bond in the movie Goldfinger.

    The only drawback: It’s too small to drive.

    LEGO has created a replica of the Aston Martin DB5 used by super spy James Bond, but in miniature. The 1964 sports car, which measures in at 13 inches long, is loaded with features

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LEGO – 01 Basic Dimensions & Bricks Explained
    https://grabcad.com/tutorials/lego-01-basic-dimensions-bricks-explained

    Most “standard” parts can be created using only simple math. Standard parts consist of square, circular, and angled blocks – regular geometric blocks.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MINIFIG! LEGO’S TINY PLASTIC PEOPLE TURN 40
    08.28.18
    https://www.wired.com/story/lego-minifig-40th-birthday/

    TODAY MARKS THE 40th birthday of the Lego minifigure. The little plastic people from Billund, Denmark first walked off the assembly line and onto the carpet under our bare feet in August of 1978.

    The Lego minifigure—colloquially known as the minifig—has enjoyed a long life so far. But it also endured its own years-long journey to retail shelves.

    Lego dabbled in humanoids of different designs before settling on the modern minifig. The first plastic people, now known to Lego fans as 1974′s “maxifigs,”

    The following year, Lego introduced new figures that were smaller than the maxifigs but stood at the same height as today’s minifigs. The 1975 versions had legs that didn’t move, heads with no features or facial expressions
    They didn’t last long. A big update in 1978 gave us the minifig design that still rules today: arms that move at the shoulder, capped with swiveling hands that can grasp accessories; a big silly grin beneath solid black eyes; legs that bend, though just at the waist, but that’s all you need to get them to sit—a design change that matched with Lego’s new vehicles and playsets introduced that year.

    Now there are thousands of minifigs, including specialty characters from licensed story brands like Star Wars, Batman, The Simpsons, Harry Potter, and Spider-Man. There are monsters like werewolves and zombies.

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