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Lego began life as a private company in Denmark back in the 1940s but since then it has developed into one of the biggest toy brands and thanks to its constant reinvention is still going strong.

Lego original began as basic interlocking plastic bricks in different shapes and sizes. Lego bricks have always been able to be locked together allowing the user to create their own objects. The beauty of Lego is that once you've completed a project you can simply take it all apart again and build something else. The flexibility of Lego designing has led to pleny of artists and enthusiasts creating their own unique large-scale lego projects and there are even four different Lego theme parks in Denmark, the UK, the US and Germany.

The original Lego bricks were made of wood and had several studs on the top and a hollow bottom but the bricks evolved with the design becoming more complex and varied. Soon different components were available including axles, wheels and tiny characteristic figures.

Now basic Lego sets are less popular and the Lego Group have found a niche in developing themed play sets. Custom sets and Lego figures can now be found to tie-in with popular films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. Lego have also branched into video games.


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Do You Remember Lego?

Do You Remember Lego?

  • skooldays
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    I need some help identifying my 1975 toys it was like lego, but longer pieces and used white pins to attach the red wheels to the construction I have a picture of it if that helps
  • Anonymous user
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    best toy ever! i had loads of it as a kid & wish i still had it! i had cars,garages a castle ,one of the electric train sets & loads of others that i cant remember a lot of the ones i had go for small fortunes now on ebay
  • Anonymous user
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    Lego is still around but there are two sets that stick in my mind from when I was younger. One of the sets was one of the castles (set 6080) and the other was a big garage (set 6394). I see the castle is occasionally on eBay but I've only seen the garage once.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have some of my lego, I had numerous ests. My favourite was the Paradiso range. I still remember buying my first lego set, it was from Target and it was a horse and carriage. It was one of the smallest sets you could buy.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have all of my Lego. I had various different sets but never kept them separate and never made the things on the box that the sets were made for, but I do remember constructing some cracking houses etc out of all the various bits and bobs. I still get it out now and again. It's a great stress buster for adults! You're never too old for Lego!
  • Anonymous user
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    looking back I now see why my mom liked them so mutch, you would spend all day building it. I remember she got me a plane kit for the trip from phoenix to anchorage. It took me the whole flight to put it together, I was so distracted i dont even remember going to the bathroom.
  • Anonymous user
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    Fabuland lego was cool in the 80's i had several small sets like:- hannah hippopotamus and her garden set! like the legoland town police cars and camervans!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Ok I know this is sad but every year me and my brother would make a lego house for father christmas I have no idea why I would do this and what we thought it would achieve but it was a part of our christmas ritual. My mum still has a huge box of it (well i have got 4 brothers!) and is dying to get rid of it to my kids but they are still young!
  • Anonymous user
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    i loved lego my mum made me get rid of it a wail ago an i cried
  • Anonymous user
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    Ageless & ingenius, right up there with Meccano !