Celebrating the original patent date of this popular building brick, today we appreciate this popular toy. For 85 years, this family owned company has followed the motto “play well”; the Danish words for these are “leg godt”, hence the name, Lego. The popularity of this company has even spread to space! Have you heard of the Lego Bricks in Space Program? In 2011, Space Shuttle Endeavor STS-134 brought Legos into space to see how the bricks would interact in different levels of gravity.
Legos have transformed children’s toys so greatly that they have been named ‘toy of the century’ twice. Although, the popularity of Legos are not limited to children. Adults around the world love to collect, build, and discover new Legos. There are Lego communities all over the world where you can engage online or with your local chapter. You can also find nearby Lego lovers through Meetup. If you’ve never played with Legos, you’re missing out. And what better time to build your first Lego structure than on International Lego Day?
How to Celebrate Lego Day
Have a Lego building competition
Plan a trip to Legoland: California, Florida, or Denmark
Organize your Legos by color
Bring your favorite Lego into work to keep you company, maybe trade with your Lego-loving coworkers
For big time Lego fans, plan your dream home with different themed Lego rooms