Today, marks the 50th anniversary of the Legos brick. Happy birthday to one of the greatest toys ever invented for children. Legos have expanded more children’s minds with the building of nearly everything from houses to airplanes and all things in between including that what children just dreamed up on their own. Once again Legos … Happy 50th Birthday to easily one of the top 5 toys of all times. Legos are truly building blocks of child and adult learning.
The Lego company plans to celebrate the anniversary with, among other things, a worldwide contest to discover the best kid Lego builder. Each country will have its own national champion, Lego promises, and these lucky kids will get the right to come to headquarters in Denmark to fight it out for the world title.
Having, as I said above, covered two adult U.S. national model builder competitions, I can tell you that these things are great. I don’t know what Lego plans for the kids, but if it’s like the adult version, they’ll get some time to pull bricks from endless bins, and then a few hours to build something magical. They’ll also have to all craft the same object, with the best models getting a leg up for later in the competition.