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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lego brick is 55

Here is Isaac with some of his latest Lego creations! On the right is a Tron inspired robot, there is an island full of treasures and traps and Police hydroship.

Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the Lego brick!

Here you can see how it first looked like.

And here's a patent of the actual brick.

Who would have though that those little bricks would be played and loved by kids and adults for all this time! In 1958, the modern brick design was developed, and it took another five years to find the right material for it, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) polymer. The modern Lego brick was patented on 28 January 1958, and bricks from that year are still compatible with current bricks.