Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Or possibly "I select," "I recite," or "I steal"

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the patent on LEGO. Some facts:
  • "LEGO" is an elision of the Danish words for "good play," "LEg GOdt". In Latin, "lego" means "I bring together". Just a coincidence.
  • The world's children spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
  • My children account for about 3 billion of those hours.
  • There are some awesome stop-motion LEGO fiends out there.
Some are Polish:



Some are Harrison Ford fans:



Some of them seem to believe that Han Solo and Chewbacca REALLY know their ship:



And then there's actual genius: