Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Happy Birthday Lego!


Happy Birthday Lego!

Lego was 50 years old last month!

I dont live far from Legoland, i certainly recomend it (bit pricey though!)

There are amazing things that people have biult out of lego.

Art

Buildings






Lots of Star Trek things








A Computer










A lie detector !






And even Steven Hawkins in his wheel chair.



I also found Lego therapy. And some work has also been done with autism.

Google seems to have a special afinity with Lego.

Do you?

44 comments:

Chris H said...

I LOVE Lego, but am hopeless at putting it together! Maybe I lack the patience! And all my kids have 'had a go' but it was too finicky for most of them as little children... and as they got older it was not "in" to play with Lego!

KAREN CLARKE said...

I used to dread people buying my children lego, years ago, because I was so hopeless at helping them put things together :( They were never that interested, luckily! They've been to Legoland a couple of times though, and loved it!

My brother was into Meccano - not sure if that still exists?

Babaloo said...

I used to love lego as a kid! Could spend hours building. Houses mostly. Maybe I should've become an architect?

Vi said...

My kids adore legoland. They even think it's better than Disneyland Paris! (At their young age, anyway) I think it's quite reasonably priced. Especially if you use Tesco vouchers to pay for it!

motherx said...

We havent been to Lego Land but do intend to go one day soon. W loves lego and Im sure he would really enjoy it. Everyone I know who has been has said it is great and autistic kids seem to love it...so! I guess Ill go soon.

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGO!!
Lego therapy sounds interesting!
(Lego's very popular in our house.. in fact Jack's almost addicted!!)

Jen said...

Yayyy for Lego- it's the greatest toy ever. I can't tell you how many years my kids have spent playing with it (or in my son's case, lining them up!)

buffalodickdy said...

My kids had Legos- I usually found them at night walking bare footed through the family room!

Nancy said...

As much as my son loved them, I hated them. Stepping on them, vacuuming them up accidentally, pulling them out of the dogs mouth, trying to get containers to store them in ...assembled. UGH! I bet LegoLand is awesome though.

Merelyme said...

oh gosh...i have spent years picking up little tiny legos. i think they get together in the night and replicate themselves.

Angela said...

Legos are a big hit here... particularly all things Star Wars. They may not 'look' like a Star Wars ship, but that is what they pretend they are! :)

~Miss Nelson said...

I love LEGOS!!! You can really show your creative side and build great things. I mean, children can really show their creative sides and build great things. ha ha

Zoƫ said...

remember taking my two there when Legoland very first opened, seems a lifetime away now.

Oddly, it isn't very far from where I live either, less than 25 miles, perhaps we pass one another on the A30 sometimes? Wouldn't that be strange! I found Lego very useful for helping No1 with his hand/eye coordination skills and also for expressing creativity, attention to detail, and following instructions.

Maddy said...

We were checking it out over the weekend - the fully working typewriter [with one of those paper till spools] was amazing.
Cheers

Inthemud said...

Lego land is great especially for small to middling aged children and adults, not so exciting for teens!
You mentioned start trek lego pieces... did you see the man on tv last night who'd made his flat into start ship Enterprise! Out of this world. Weird but wonderful. He must be on ASD spectrum somewhere??

bonbon momma said...

We have been to the legoland in Denmark two times! My husband is a huge lego fan, he was devastated when his mom donated his stash to a thrift store a few years ago. We have lego for my son, but he hasn't quite caught the lego mania that his dad has, he has some fine motor issues which probably make legos a little difficult. I love that Steven Hawkings lego!!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

- We gave boxes of the stuff away to a friend of ours, a builder who had five kids. The last time we visited Legoland they had the Dome with the jewel heist in progress, which was a laugh; but our lads are old enough to remember visiting Windsor Safari park on the same site.

Last summer I bought lego ice cube trays for some neat fun....good post, stirs universal memories!

Hammer said...

My lego skills are hopeless but I am still fascinated by what some folks can make with them.

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

PS - I came across a news report a few months ago about a guy who built a scaled down version of his aircraft carrier out of Lego. Took years, - it was massive.

The Muse said...

I saw a show once where a lady had furnishings made out of legos. I mean tables, clocks, wall decor, you name it she had it.

I've never been good with Legos. Give me Lincoln Logs and I could move mountains.

Jim said...

I love legos and lincoln logs when I was younger. Those were THE TOYS. :)

Jim

lime said...

i LOVE lego. the kits are engineeering marvels! it was with some sadness that i finally packed away my son's legos because he said he had outgrown them.

the mother of this lot said...

I have one thing to say about Lego. There is nothing more painful than standing on a piece of it in your bare feet, in the dark...well, possibly an upturned plug...

Billy said...

My son is now in college. I have never moved his Lego table from my office. Too useful to stack books on ... and I find myself making little goofy objects which have no use. It's still fun :)

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

I have actually studied that first picture. The one with the guy opening up his chest. In class we were looking over it and talking about it! Fun!

Ellee Seymour said...

Some of my favourite family trips have been to legoland. There used to be horrendous queues for the driving school and the boating lake. The first roller coaster the boys went on was there. I miss not going now that they are older. You can usually pick up family discounted deals for admission. Lucky you living close by.

LittleBrownDog said...

Lego was such a fantastic invention - so simple, it's just brilliant. Only now, all the kits seem to be designed to make one very complicated object, rather than to do your own thing with, which I feel rather defeats the object.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Legos are all fun and games until you step on them!

Sandy C. said...

wow! those are some fabulous pics and lego structures :) I loved lego as a child and my daughter loves them too...they are truly timeless!

Annieye said...

In the 1960s I had lots of lego. It only came in red and white. It got added to my children's lego - by now it was yellow and blue too and had motors, little people and all sorts of interesting gadgets.

My grandson now has my children's lego bucket. Some of the red and white pieces are the ones I played with nearly 50 years ago

katy said...

love lego.
as kids we always got some lego at christmas, then when me son was growing up we always got him some, and now it will be the grandson's turn, but it has come on a lot since i was a nipper.
have always wanted to go to lego land too!

andrea said...

Your blog is endless fun to visit. And I think Lego is just about the best 'toy' (though I hesitate to call it that) there is.

vivavavoom said...

my son loves legos....and it is great therapy for his cognitive delays. will check out that lego therapy site. thanks!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

That first pic is way cool!

I loved legos when I was a kid and would probably still play with them now if I had the chance.

Ian Lidster said...

I love Lego. I think it's the 2nd best invention after the bread machine,

Rhonda said...

wow that first one is pretty cool!

Sweet Irene said...

You always have a million comments, so I am reluctant to comment also, but I want you to know that I stop by here every day and think that you always have very interesting subjects to discuss.

So, I am just saying HI! and have a great day!

aspiemom said...

I like leggos. No batteries required.

tommie said...

Mine are still into the Mega Blocks (think mongo legos). I know they would love to go to Legoland!

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier this week.

MZUNGU CHICK said...

My son adores Lego more than anything else in the whole world. He has tons of the stuff and I haven't a clue where to start in how to put together all his complicated bionicles and starships and things that he has. Once he has built whatever it is supposed to be once with the instructions, he then completely dismantles it and designs his own stuff. One day I have promise to take him to Legoland, I'm sure he'd think he was in heaven!

TheBirdman33 said...

I was never a huge fan when I was younger, we were too busy playing with Transformers and GI Joes but at Disney Marketplace when I was there a few weeks ago, they've got some really cool Lego "statues" like a dragon coming out of the water, a whole family walking multiple Lego dogs... lots of fun stuff.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I used to love building houses from Lego 40 odd years ago - adored the windows for some reason.

Robot Boy loved lego too - especially the trains and robots.

Dad Stuff said...

Legos are the number one toy in our house.

Beth said...

I am so jealous! My son is a Lego fanatic and would love to go to Legoland!