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.
Lego is the biggest toymaker.
Some incredible pics here. I think that they are CG, but still great.
A Lego blog.
Lego announces $150 million plan to replace oil plastic.
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.
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.