January 28, 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of LEGO®.
Who can doubt the enormous influence of those little plastic bricks? I played with them as a child, as did my children. As toy, artistic medium, and architectural building block—used in space, science and robotics projects—LEGO has done it all.
The appeal of LEGO to the artist is obvious: the small, brightly colored plastic building blocks, which come in multiple shapes and sizes, are easily manipulated and infinitely malleable.
LEGO has been used to:
Sculpt the human body
Recreate Da Vinci’s The Last Supper
Build a church and congregation
Create life-size human busts
Recreate Las Vegas with its casinos and hotels
Create cityscapes with 3 tons of LEGO bricks
The word LEGO is derived from the Danish words “leg godt” which have a rough English translation of “play well”.
LEGO The official website of the manufacturer
Top 10 Strangest Lego Creationsfrom techeblog.com
LEGO History from Gizmodo: LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities and Best LEGO Sets in History
Man builds a living out of LEGO from CNN.com (6/1/07)
LEGO from the National Toy Hall of Fame at Strong Museum
LEGO from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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