HoW to pLaY WeLL: Learn to LEGO®

You may have noticed Monday that the Google logo was made of little colored bricks: 


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
Build skyscrapers
“Paint” portraits
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”.


Related links:

LEGO The official website of the manufacturer
Top 10 Strangest Lego Creationsfrom
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 (6/1/07)
LEGO from the National Toy Hall of Fame at Strong Museum
LEGO  from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Related MadSilence post:  coffee + creativity = art


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leafless
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 04:51:39

    Lego is one of the best inventions of all time. There are “building blocks” for almost everything. :)


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  4. Dave
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 03:05:28

    How to play dad n kids Lego:


  5. Martin Exner
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 06:58:06

    I love to combine LEGOs with other toys. For instance in this Steam-powered LEGO car..


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