Happy 50th Anniversary, Lego!
On this day in 1958, the first Lego brick was sold. Eleven minutes later, it was lost under a couch.
Children all over the world have played with Lego bricks for the past 50 years, and Lego sets are still right at the top of many wish lists. Industry and trade associations also recognize the Lego success. Just before the turn of the millennium, the Lego Brick was voted “Toy of the Century,” one of the highest awards in the toy industry, by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the British Association of Toy Retailers.
Of course, we recognize their various media tie-ins, like what they’ve done with Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Batman, among so many others. And over the years, they’ve given back to film themselves:
So let’s go build something!