Today, January 28, is the 50th anniversary of the modern Lego brick. I’ve played with Legos since I was, oh, quite small. It’s probably safe to say that I’ve owned Lego products for around 15 years. It all started with Duplos, which were quickly abandoned for a blue bucket of random Lego pieces. So started a life-long love affair with the brick, resulting in a few stop-motion videos and, at one point, an entire room full of creations. While I’ve since packed away my Legos, I still remember fondly the days that I wasted away giving my mini-figures funny voices and having them battle each other in long, drawn-out wars involving space ships and car chases. Yes, I actually did this. I was 13, give me a break.
I just thought I’d share that little bit of nostalgia. I wouldn’t have even known it was the 50th anniversary if it wasn’t for Google.
DISCLAIMER: There’s no such thing as a Lego. It’s a LEGO Brick. Copyright dilution and all that. Whatever.