Sunday, September 28, 2008

Milestones for LEGO...


Reee-Bot the Roaming Robot Reporter here…

The year 2008 marks milestones for the LEGO® Group.

It is the 50th anniversary of the “automatic binding brick” – those little, plastic brick looking elements that comes in many different colors and snaps together to build a multitude of creations.

It is also the 30th birthday of the minifigure as we know them today – small multi-jointed figurines that can be poised or disassembled to create new figures. In 1974 the LEGO® Group developed plastic figures capable of posing with the head and arms. In 1978 the minifigure as we know it today was produced. Today famous characters such as Princess Leia, Harry Potter, CatWoman, and Indiana Jones are immortalized as minifigures.

And finally of special interest to me, being a robot, the 10th anniversary of LEGO Mindstorms® Robotics. It was in 1998 that LEGO® building elements were combined with robotics technology, providing young and old with a new medium to design and program “intelligent” models – robots. To celebrate this 10th anniversary, why not form a LEGO robotics club, join the FIRST LEGO League or FIRST TECH Challenge http://www.usfirst.org/ and build, build, build, robots to take over the world!! Oops, I got carried away there...

I owe my existence to you LEGO® & Mindstorms® so…

Happy Anniversary LEGO brick & robotics!! Thank you for making childhood, and yes even adulthood, more creative and wondrous for so many!

Here’s hoping that in the “futuristic” generations to come, the simple “automatic binding brick” and other wonders from LEGO are there to continue to inspire.
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