Happy 50th Lego!!

LegoTimeLEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58pm today (in about half an hour!), January 28 2008. The timeline shows these fifty years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, which started in 1947, when LEGO bought their first plastic injection machine, and took its final form in 1958 at the patenting of that now famous stud-and-tube brick.

The company name Lego was coined by Christiansen from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”

LEGO sets have been going through dozens of iterations, from the younger version (Duplo) to the most sophisticated LEGO TECHNIC and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, going through all the different themes of LEGOLAND and, for course, the most successful line of all times – Star Wars :0)

As usual – click the pic to get the timeline in all of it’s glory :0)