Today marks the 50th birthday of the Lego brick, and this is the type of plastics pop culture milestone that attracts a lot of attention. Lego Group of Billund, Denmark, dates all the way back to 1932, but back then the company made wooden toys. Founder Ole Kirk Christansen bought the company's first injection molding machine 15 years later, and a cultural icon was born. Every time I read about Lego history I learn something new. I didn't realize that the company didn't start making the blocks from ABS resin until 1963. Enjoy all the Lego anniversary stories on the Web today, including these from Time.com, London's Daily Mail and slashdot.org.
Happy birthday, Lego
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