Happy 50th Anniversary, LEGO brick!

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Today marks the 50th anniversay of the LEGO brick. It was this day, back in 1958, that LEGO were granted the patent for the stud-and-tube design of the automatic binding brick.

To mark the occasion Google's logo is made from LEGO and there are loads of news articles in papers and websites all over the world. I will be featured in an article in Southampton's Southern Daily Echo, and fellow Brickish Association members have been featured on UK TV, including BBC Breakfast on Friday, when our chairman Simon Bennett constructed a model of the studio live on air.

If there's something notable happening where you live, add a comment to let us know!

 

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By in Germany,

happy birthday LEGO

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By in United States,

Happy 50th Anniversary LEGO. I have had the pleasure of playing with you for 17 years and I still love you just as much. Hears to the next 50 years of LEGO

HOO RAY

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By in Norway,

Happy Birthday Lego! We spent a lot of time and fun together for last 25 years! I wish you, that children all over the world like yous as much as I.

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By in United States,

happy birthday lego

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By in United States,

Happy Birthday Lego! Thanks for over 35years of fantastic play for myself and my children.

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By in United Kingdom,

I saw the google logo in school today. I dont think it is that realistic. Anyway, Happy Birthday!

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By in United States,

Happy birthday LEGO, thanks for 10 years of fun.

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By in United States,

WOOOT HAPPY B'DAY LEGO, and thank you Brickset for keeping me drooling with anticipation. A wonderful toy and a great site. Thanks all.

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By ,

Happy Birthday lego thanks for all the fun over the last five years

question
what was the first lego set released?

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By in United States,

Happy birthday Lego!!! Here's to 50 more years of The Brick.

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By in United States,

Happy Birthday LEGO! Here's to more years of play!

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By in New Zealand,

YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! Happy b-day LEGO. Your the best hobby ever!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone have a link to the events that are happening after easter? i'd hate to miss one!

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By ,

LEGO Happy birth day wow check google. Thanks for these 12 years of fun!

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By ,

SWEET! I also like the Google logo. That studio creation thing looks cool too. I am curious but does anybody know the precise date? Like January 14 or something. Or I am guessing today is the day?

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By in United States,

Love the google logo

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By in N/A,

Happy Birthday Lego!

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By in United States,

Happy anniversary LEGO brick! I am very thankful that we have this wonderful little design of a brick today; it's so much better than the old WOODEN bricks! :D

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By in Canada,

Happy birthday Lego brick! Bringing children joy for 50 years, not to mention stealing my wallet for 5+ years:)hopefully we'll see you for another 50 years.

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By in United States,

Happy b-day lego. 50 years!

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By in United States,

HAppy birthday lego! love the google logo. and there was a cool artical in our newspaper! Thanks for 12 years of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By in Indonesia,

On behalf Klub LEGO Indonesia, HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY LEGO.
GOD BLESS

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By in United States,

happy b-day lego!Thanks for all the great sets.

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By in Australia,

i would like to wish lego stud bricks happy birthday. the reason i say this is because the lego compeny really started in 1932, it is good to see that it has come so far. a couple of years ago lego lost alot of money and they almost closed down because they invested in the wrong things (i don't know if they were really going to close down but i do know they did lose a lot of money). i hope this will be a good year for lego and for its fans.

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By in Australia,

Not muched happened in Aus just a small Artical in the paper no picture

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By in Australia,

And a TV news clip showing file footage and re-voiceovering of an american news article. typical, the only subject ive ever realy cared about and it was a columb in the paper and a 20 second confused ramble by people that dont realy care.

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By in Australia,

And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGO! (sorry for the double post) thanks for the years of fun fun FUN!

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By in New Zealand,

Nothing happened in NZ but I celebrated.

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy 50th makes me glad to be part of an amazing community and own the 20th lego brick ever made

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By in Australia,

Lego-in-oz, saw that segment on Monday as well. They had a model of the Sydney Opera House there, and apparently, the Danish architech who designed the Opera House, Jorn Utzon, used Lego bricks to build a scaled model of today's famous landmark prior to its construction. So Lego is fun AND it has its uses!

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By in Indonesia,

another lego fans from indonesia
happy birthday LEGO thanks for the last 16 years of happy moment

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By in Australia,

lego-in-oz and chucky12,
One of the builders featured on Sunrise was none other than Sydney resident AFOL, and LEGO Ambassador Richie Dulin! The weekend prior to his appearance on Sunrise, he was down in Melbourne along with several other AFOLs from around the country at Brickvention 2008 showing off his Ghost House.

A very Happy 50th B'day to the LEGO Brick! I hope the LEGO product continues on stronger into the distant future!

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By in United States,

Happy Birthday, Lego!

-Da_LegoBuilder

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By in United States,

jpmanalo,
Thanks for the article archive in your brickshelf folder. I enjoyed reading them. I appreciated the Daily Telegraph article and the timeline as well. Good job!
bmwlego

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