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The LEGO Story; Happy 80th Birthday LEGO

From the earliest history of the LEGO company to the opening of the first LEGO Land, see the struggles of the fledgling company on its way to international fame in this animated short film.

[via Geek Dad]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/14/12

Comments (8)

  1. r

    cool,…and I always thought that Lego were cultivated and harvested in huge lego fields.
    I feel so much wiser now.

  2. Gary

    I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Cody

    This was really really well done. Mr. Christiansen would be proud.

  4. Amy

    I have to say that was pretty heart-warming. Especially as a Lego fan for over 29 years. Through high school, university and now to all new and weird heights http://www.dotpedia.com/creation/view/1935. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  5. bluelord

    lovely. so well done and sniff.. sniff.. emotional. thanks for the share..

  6. Cody

    According to the Lego website, the 50th anniversary of the Lego brick was only in 2008. The founder STARTED his business in 1932, but didn’t even call it Lego until two years later.

    http://parents.lego.com/en-gb/LEGOAndSociety/50th%20Birthday.aspx

  7. Dorothy

    I wondered about the name. The first piece I ever saw was a white 1×1, and I thought it said 0937.

  8. rob

    thanks, i really enjoyed that.

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