The Birth of the Brick

Geek Culture

Happy 75th, Lego! If you’ve ever wondered exactly how they make the little plastic blocks that are apparently the component particles of every Geekdad’s fantasy, BusinessWeek is more than happy to show you. Curious to know the history of The Brick? Lego themselves are happy to oblige. (Turns out the guy who invented the little studded wonders back in the 30s ran a company making “stepladders, ironing boards, stools and wooden toys.” Who knew?)

(via Neatorama)

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