A Lego Story

Some serious and fun stuff about Lego that showed up.

I think every creative kid had Lego. I certainly did.  The Lego I grew up with in the 1960’s and 1970’s didn’t have the sets and instructions that exist now.  In a way that was better because I had use imagination to make what I wanted.  It also made me think of Lego as a supply rather than a finished model. Soon after I built something in Lego I would tear it down and use it for something else.  By the time the kits started I had already pretty much outgrown Lego as a material and the first kits were, to put it bluntly rather crude.  But Lego was an important part of me learning to be a maker.

The Story of Lego.

Don’t step on the bricks.

There is a Lego documentary coming.

http://www.solidsmack.com/culture/a-lego-brickumentary-new-documentary-will-tell-the-story-of-everybodys-favorite-block-toy/

Lego is the biggest toymaker.

http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-lego-overtakes-mattel-to-lead-the-game-in-toy-sales-2014-9

Some incredible pics here.  I think that they are CG, but still great.

Robots Make Robot Noises

A Lego blog.

http://lego.gizmodo.com/

Lego announces $150 million plan to replace oil plastic.

http://www.solidsmack.com/cad-design-news/the-rise-of-the-green-lego-lego-announces-150-million-plan-to-replace-all-oil-based-plastics/

I think that this will turn out to be futile.  Especially for a company that’s concerned with both quality and costs like Lego has to be.  Lego has been able to maintain the quality of their bricks for over half a century now and that’s not something that you can  throw away lightly.  This is a big issue and even a slight change in material could have ramifications both upstream and down.

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/choosing-plastics-case-study-lego-toy-truck/

Tested brings in Carl Merriam, who is a product designer at Lego for a week of Lego with Friends.  Subscribe at Tested for the rest of the week.

http://www.tested.com/art/lego/532637-lego-friends-carl-merriam-part-1/

One comment

  1. bignewscruncher · July 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Wheel of Time and commented:
    Inspiring tale!

    Like

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