An anonymous reader writes “‘The LEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58pm today. This cool timeline shows these fifty years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the Legoland themed sets to Technic and Mindstorms NXT, as well as all kind of weird curiosities about the most famous stud-and-tube couple system in the world.'” Of course, it all peaked in 1979 with the space set. These kids these days with their bionacle. bah.
I can’t tell you how many hours I spent in my own imagination constructing buildings and space stations and space ships and… and… EVERYTHING! Legos RULED and still do. After having 2 kids of my own, I can say without reservation that there’s never been a toy that more inspires the imagination of young people. May they live another 50 years!