Happy 60th Birthday Lego!


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.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LEGO made James Bond’s Aston Martin, complete with working ejector seat

    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

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    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.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:


    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.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How Much Abuse Can a Single Lego Brick Take?
    Forget iPads, if you want a long lasting toy stick with blocks

    Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-much-abuse-can-a-single-lego-brick-take-343398/#MHq134PCgaoq7dO4.99

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets

    LEGO’s long been a leader among traditional toy companies when it comes to embracing tech trends, from mobile apps to robotics. The toy maker’s been talking up its plans to embrace augmented reality since a couple of WWDCs ago, and now it’s finally ready to go all-in with the launch of eight AR-focused sets.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lego takes on Samsung and Huawei with its own foldable
    Unlike Samsung, you can already buy Lego’s now

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lego Struggles To Find a Plant-Based Plastic That Clicks

    Last year, it was reported that Lego was investing $120 million and hiring about 100 people to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics, and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials by 2030.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    25 Rarest Lego Sets (And What They’re Worth)

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lego, as part of its ongoing effort to become a greener toy company, is launching a pilot program to make it easier to donate unwanted Lego bricks.

    Lego’s Latest Green Initiative Wants To Put Old Bricks To New Use

    Lego today launched a pilot program, LEGO Replay, designed to make it easier to donate LEGO bricks for reuse by children’s charities.

    The toy maker today is unveiling Lego Replay, a program that will provides free shipping labels for donations. Lego will arrange for the bricks to be cleaned and sorted and delivered to classroom and after-school programs for needy kids.

    Lego is providing free shipping labels for anyone in the United States who wants to make a donation of Lego bricks.

    Lego has begun making some of its accessories from bio-based plastic made from sugar cane, but is still testing solutions for the classic building brick.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Engineer Designs Flying Quadcopter Almost Entirely Out of LEGO
    This drone was made out of a LEGO frame, motors and propeller, plus non-LEGO parts, including the flight controller, receiver and battery.


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