“We all played with LEGO toys as kids. Those unforgettable multi-colored interconnecting bricks taught us with a little imagination you really could build anything.” -Travis Pastrana
Attention all you LEGO lovers out there…you’re going to love this. Travis Pastrana and his team at Nitro Circus built life-sized LEGO race cars and whipped them around an indoor track to see whose fastest. Lets be real, nobody ever really outgrows playing LEGO. This looks FUN!
The history of LEGO, the iconic toy company, traces back to the small Danish town of Billund in 1932. Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter, founded the company and initially produced wooden toys. The name LEGO is derived from the Danish words “leg godt,” meaning “play well.”
In 1947, LEGO made a significant shift by introducing plastic interlocking bricks. These early plastic bricks had limited interlocking capabilities compared to the modern LEGO bricks we know today. The patent for the modern LEGO brick design, with its distinctive cylindrical studs and tubes, was filed in 1958. This design laid the foundation for the compatibility of LEGO bricks across sets and themes.
Over the decades, LEGO expanded its product line to include a vast array of sets, themes, and characters. The company’s commitment to quality and creativity helped it become a global phenomenon. LEGO sets range from simple building blocks for young children to intricate sets replicating famous landmarks, vehicles, and scenes from popular franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel.
LEGO’s resilience is evident in its ability to adapt to changing trends and technologies. In the digital age, LEGO embraced video games, movies, and even robotics with the introduction of LEGO Mindstorms. The LEGO Group has become one of the world’s most beloved and successful toy manufacturers, capturing the imagination of generations and fostering creativity and innovation through play.