Happy Birthday -LEGO

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  1. Alan_W

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    Lego is 50 today.

    You can keep your video games, consoles and electonic gizmos. Nothing beats Lego. As a child I spent hours and hours building stuff. My most amazing bit was a brick hat you attached to a battery....and it lit up :eek:

    Simple pleasures, and they have kept it up to date but all parts still backwardly compatible with the original simple great idea.
     
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    Lego was my all time favourite toy. When I discovered "Technical" lego and built the big black car for the 1st time, I loved it. Then Pheumatic lego kits came out and the combination of air control along with the original lego motor enabled me to build some amazing things - stuff I still remember today.

    Now as a dad, I cant wait for my son to get to the lego age, so I can encourage him to be a lego fan. :) (and live out my childhood again)
     
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    Oh yes. Fantastic stuff. My boys are 4 and 5. They got into Star Wars and Lego about the same time, so xmas was a Star Wars Lego fest. The 5 year old is frankly weird - he sat for 3 hours straight building an X-Wing and pretty much got it spot on.
    I also used it as an excuse to buy myself an xmas pressie - found the collector's edition Star Destroyer on ebay for £90 (new is £250), and spent about 12 hours building it. 3 feet long, 3000 pieces. Looks incredible. Not exactly a "toy" though. Need to find somewhere to put it now :)

    Can't wait til they're old enough for proper big technical lego sets. Mindstorms is pretty cool - see some amazing stuff people have done with it. My favourite is a Rubik's cube solver. There's a couple of vids around the web.

    Andrew
     
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    lego was the best!
    i had a city with the roads, train track etc, i only saw my dad at weekend (which is where it all was) he spent all week building it all for me to destroy with godzilla attacks etc the moment i got there ;)

    i got that technics set with the big control box and you could make a drawing machine etc! ahh those were the days!
     
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    Hi,

    Happy 50th Birthday to LEGO! :clap: Indeed the king of children's toys! :) You can keep your Meccano, and stuff your Stick-A-Brix, Lego was the ruler of them all. ;)

    I always had Lego as a kid, but I do have to admit that nothing beat Technic Lego, for both fun and excitement. I can still remember building my own, tiny 4-wheel-drive remote control car, using one of those little Lego 9v motors, which required a hand-held controller to be plugged into it, to make it run, with a cable about 30cm long! Running after this thing, was sad, but great fun! :)

    I also remember having two large plastic garden buckets full of the stuff, and a multi-coloured rug, for me to pour it all out on! Spending hours and sometimes even days, coming-up with new inventions of cars, spaceships, houses, etc, was always great fun! But, boy did some of those little Technic pieces hurt, if you knelt on them! :eek:

    Sadly, modern Technic Lego doesn't seem to be as good, in terms of the kits you can actually buy. :( I think they should bring back some of the better models from the past 20 years, as Special Editions, for those of us who can still look fondly on what we used to do for real entertainment! :D

    Lego rocks - literally! :thumbsup:


    Pooch
     
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    Check out Google today --Its Legoed :clap:
     
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    Nice!


    Lego is the best. End of.

    Days spent creating huge spaceships, dont know what I'm going to do tomorrow.
     
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    my cousin came to stay a couple of years back and she had free passes to legoland so i too her and my litte sister down. we had a good old day but then someone had to go and see the shop and decide they weren't leaving without their lego, yep it was payday for me and i had to get a great big techinc kit :devil:
     
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    Lego was my favourite toy and I spent many a happy hour playing with the bricks.

    LEGO is a blend of Danish words "leg" (play) and "godt" (well). Apparently.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Happy birthday Lego! I've never been interested in you.
     
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    have you not given it a go im more into e-entertainment but lego is brill espicially the new technic i love my pnuematic digger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    im guessing you trod on one to many bricks on the way to the loo at night ;)
     
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    Its a lump of plastic.
    Time to get over it, and move on.

    :devil:
     
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    Happy Birthday mate hope you have a good one and dont get too drunk lol
     
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    pah, you un-educated swine....:eek::rotfl:

    i loved lego, i remember being amazed at "3-sies".....:D
     
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    It was 3-ers, for me anyway. They just seemed abit wrong.

    Had a look at some new stuff the a few months back, is it me or does most of it seem prebuilt now? Like everything is premoulded into shape.
     
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    i would like to thank my mum and dad who took me to legoland in denmark 25 years ago. Many happy hours was spent building lego towns and spaceships in my bedroom. I still have the lego club hat and badge that meant you were a true builder.
     
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    My hats kicking about somewhere. Don't know where my badge is :(
     
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    I went to lego land in Denmark with the cub scouts years ago. It was fab. I still have my driving license and a gold (plastic) coin which you got from panning for gold. I did also buy a knife in a small shop which was confiscated on the coach by the cub leader - spoilsport !

    My little girl loves lego now and has just grasped the concept of interlocking the bricks to make the wall strong :smashin:

    And I now know why my dad used to shout when he stood on a piece with bare feet which I'd left lying around - doesnt it bloody hurt. I knelt on a piece the other week while helping her too - good god I'm surprised health and safetly haven't stepped in !


    Is the lego land in Windsor any good for a weekend visit ?
     
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    Every little boys (or girls) dream job ?

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