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55th Anniversary of LEGO Brick Patent

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 01:53 PM

It's not a big event like the 50th anniversary of the brick or the 75th anniversary of the company, but it deserves some recognition. 55 years ago today, the patent for the stud-and-tube design was filed. It was approved a day later, thus assuring the LEGO group's right to the foundation of this community's heritage. It's pretty monumental when you think about it. Go ahead and celebrate in the talkback thread or enjoy the day by admiring the nearest 2x4 brick in all its structurally-perfect glory.http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5938]View the full article[/url]
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#2 Offline Swert

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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 03:27 PM

Amusingly if you think about it, bricks are anything but a perfect shape, but the entire system is so well designed, everything we know about the Lego math would never have happened if we had a perfectly squared shape. I shudder to think about building large structures without a perfect system like that.

Edited by Swert, Jan 28 2013 - 03:28 PM.

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#3 Offline Mare Tranquillitatis

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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 03:50 PM

What more to say if not "Happy birthday"? :P But seriously, it's so amazing to think that everything started today, 55 years ago.

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#4 Offline Great Being Velika

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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 08:38 PM

Happy birthday to you

happy birthday to you

happy birthday dear lego

happy birthday to you


Naw, but it feels like the 50th anniversary was a few days ago.

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#5 Offline Meiko

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Posted Jan 29 2013 - 06:33 AM

Happy birthday, LEGO brick. Let's through a party for ya!  :D

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Posted Jan 29 2013 - 11:43 AM

It may be a day late, but I'll say it anyway. Happy birthday LEGO brick. B-)

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