Like a lot of British children, when I was growing up, my brother and I spent many happy hours playing with our Lego bricks. We used to love creating and building lots of different things with them. I can’t believe Lego celebrates its 50th birthday this month. How time flies!
It’s interesting to note too that despite the introduction of more sophisticated toys, to this day Lego still remains as popular as it’s always been with children all over the world. Lego has been voted “the toy of the century” and counts some Hollywood stars, including Matthew Broderick amongst its millions of fans.
Creating models with Lego bricks is good exercise for the brain too. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond says it helped his recovery after his jet car crash as playing with Lego is really good therapy after a brain injury as it increases spatial awareness. A staggering seven Lego sets are sold every second. You might be surprised to hear that Lego is also the world’s largest tyre manufacturer too, creating over 300 million tyres a year for its miniature vehicles. Amazing!
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