Happy Birthday Lego

The 50th birthday of the LEGO brick is in January 2008 and there is plenty to celebrate. Children all over the world have played with LEGO bricks for the past 50 years, and LEGO is still right at the top of many wish lists – just as it always has been. Industry and trade associations also recognize the LEGO success. Just before the turn of the millennium the LEGO brick was voted “Toy of the Century”, one of the highest awards in the toy industry, by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the British Association of Toy Retailers. [Link]

Kid holding lego brick

I attribute my lifelong love of design, architecture and engineering mainly to my love of Lego as a kid. Over the years I got far more enjoyment from building massive cities and intricate planes, trains and automobiles from the little bricks than I did from any video game or the like.

So happy birthday, brick.

Oh, and happy birthday to my brother Mark too. He's kinda important as well. :)


just finished a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lego model to celebrate. a bit bigger than the planes of old, but then again i didn't have to sift through buckets of odd Lego bricks. ah, memories...

also, thanks. my birthday was a lot of fun.

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Crap dude, that thing is huge!