As a kid growing up in the 80’s, I played with LEGO pretty much every day of my life like most boys I thought. I would spend hours, if not days, making all sorts of elaborate structures, vehicles and characters. I think my favourite was Technic but I had heaps of the stuff (maybe our parents weren’t as stingy as I had always thought, since I got it every year until I was 21) and it is still the best of all my toys. Hey, Cass even bought me the new LEGO Voltron kit for Xmas and I cannot wait until Penelope is bigger to start building it.
Anybody want to guess how many LEGO bricks are made every year? After reasearching, they claim its more than 50 million a day.
Sounds like a lot. And yes it is! To the tune of 19 billion every year. Yes, 19 billion of those little bricks that can build just about anything — from castles and spaceships to monster and robots.
I just recently saw this cool animated stop motion Lego movie. Wish I kept the link to share. I must have watched it over 10 times; I loved the car and the smoke from the tyres made out of cotton wool, the liquid paper daleks, the use of the LEGO megaphone as a gun with the paper muzzle flashes, all leading up to the big shoe chase. And then there was the bit where the animator himself is attacked by the double clawed bulldozer thing – how awesome! Even the last sequence when it all gets put back together in fast motion was totally amazing to my young mind (and still is!).
Long live Lego! I’m happy Channel Nine got the rights to do Lego Masters, keep up the great work Ryan and Hamish.