The creation of this website was inspired by my nephew Zach and one
of his favorite hobbies, ' Legos '.
Zach is also a big fan of 'Starwars', so
a lot of his Lego
Building is dedicated to Starwars movies.
I have taken a few
Photos of some of his
Lego Brick Building
Masterpieces to share with Lego fans.
I also share with you all the cool stuff that I found on the
internet about the Lego World, and there's a lot.
I played with Lego's when I was a kid in the 1960's. I can't
believe how much this toy has advanced and how much this toy has
inspired creativity in so many people around the world. All toys
should be like this.
The Building Blocks of Life
As of 2017, LEGO is 85 years old, but the interlocking LEGO blocks were manufactured in 1949 when a Danish toy company named LEGO introduced its plastic LEGO Automatic Binding Brick, featuring four and eight studs. This makes the LEGO blocks that we all know and love 68 years old in 2017.
The Word Lego comes from the Danish words "LEg GOdt" or "Play Well" Lego Song
In 1958, the LEGO brick with the familiar tubes inside and studs on was patented. This was done on 28 January, 1958 and all 2 x 4 LEGO bricks since then have been produced to the exact measurements of this patent. A LEGO brick from 1958 would still interlock with a LEGO brick made today. The patent introduced was called a “universal system” so that each piece is compatible with all other pieces, regardless of the year or set it belongs to. You can combine six of the eight-studded LEGO bricks in 915,103,765 ways.
LEGO was originally called “Automatic Binding Bricks, or
Self-locking Bricks”. LEGO were not
actually the first company to market the bricks. They modified and
improved the original
Kiddicraft bricks to create their own. The LEGO
Group eventually purchased the rights to the Kiddicraft block in 1981.
In 2000, LEGO was named “Toy of the Century” by the British Association of Toy Retailers. LEGO beat both the common teddy bear and the Barbie doll.
In 2014, the LEGO Group became the world’s largest toy company. They are now larger than Mattel. Everything Is Awesome - Lyrics - Lego Movie (youtube)
45.7 billion LEGO bricks were produced in 2012. This actually works out to be a rate of 5.2 million LEGO bricks per hour, 19 billion LEGO elements every year. Seven LEGO sets are sold every second. If you laid all of the LEGO bricks sold in 2012 end-to-end, they would stretch around the world more than 18 times. There are actually enough LEGO bricks to stack from the Earth to the moon – ten times. As of 2013, over 700 billion LEGO parts have been produced. On average, that is 86 LEGO bricks for every single person on the earth.
LEGO is the world’s largest producer of rubber wheels. They produce more than Bridgestone, Goodyear and all other car tyre manufacturers.
In 2011, astronauts took LEGO to space. It was caused the “LEGO Bricks in Space” program and 13 LEGO sets were taken to the International Space Station to see how they react in microgravity.
History of Lego's (wiki)
The world's tallest tower created from Lego bricks is completed in the Dutch town of Limmen, June 6, 2010. The Lego tower measures 30.52 meters (slightly over 100 feet), breaking the previous record set in Oslo, Sweden by almost 12 inches.
World's largest Lego art display comes to Cincinnati Ohio
A LEGO Brickumentary Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Lego Documentary HD
102 foot Lego Tower in Sao Paulo Brazil
LEGO® Movie - Official Trailer (youtube)
Lego Mind Storms
Mind Storms Lego
Legos made for Girls
WeDo 2.0 Robotics Kit
LEGO Professorship of Play in Education
No More Plastic Legos? Lego in Search of New Replacement Sustainable Materials
Lego produces more than 6,000 tons of plastic each year to manufacture all the sets they sell.
DIY GoPro LEGO Stabiliser Build Tutorial Producttank (youtube)
Lego House Lego Videos
Lego Resources - Lego Building Ideas - Lego Events
Brick Artist, a Lego Genius
Art of the Brick
Artists who sculpt their work exclusively
using LEGO. Nathan Sawaya was the
first artist to ever take LEGO into the
Lego Machine Gun (youtube)Lego.com
Legos Fan (Youtube Video Channel)