Lego, also called LEGO, is a type of building toy created and made by the Lego Group , a company in Denmark. "Lego Bricks" are colorful plastic building blocks that can be joined together easily. Lego blocks are joined together by studs on the top, and holes in the bottom of the brick commonly known as the stud-and-tube connection. LEGO is the most popular building toy in the world.
The Lego company was started by Ole Kirk Christiansen a Danish toy maker in 1935. Christiansen made wooden toys for children. He made and sold his first plastic Lego set in the 1940s. Since then, Lego toys have become very popular and are known and loved by people around the world.
Lego bricks come in many shapes and sizes. There are wheels, car screens, and plants. Lego bricks can be joined together in many ways. Vehicles, buildings and even robots can all be built with Lego bricks.
Almost all the blocks from Lego sets can fit together. New blocks made today can fit with old blocks made years ago. The blocks can join together no matter which set they come from. Lego has become so popular that people sometimes use the word "Lego" to talk about any sort of building blocks.
LEGO Video Games[change | edit source]
Many LEGO video games are being created for various video game systems. LEGO video games usually come from LEGO themes, such as LEGO Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones. Lego Star Wars is a famous theme and it has three video games. A new game Harry Potter is a video game which came out before the new Harry Potter theme but made after the old Harry Potter. LEGO Star Wars 1 and 2 are some of the best selling video games and are about to get a new version of LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars.
In LEGO Clone Wars, you can play as most of your favorite characters, like Rex, Yoda, Cody, and a lot of others. Also, you can face fearsome monsters like the Rancor.The newest game from LEGO is LEGO Universe, a massively multi-player online game.
Television and movies[change | edit source]
A Lego Cartoon Network show Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu was aired from 2011 until the shows end in 2012. A second Cartoon Network Lego show will air in 2013. A 2014 Lego movie Lego: The Motion Picture will star Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell , and Liam Neeson. Channing Tatum is asked if he would play Lego Superman. The movie will release on February 7, 2014.
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Other websites[change | edit source]
- Official Lego Website (English)
References[change | edit source]
- http://lego.com Lego Main Website
- "Who invented Lego bricks?". The Times of India.com. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2007-04-07/open-space/27884335_1_lego-bricks-ole-kirk-christiansen-automatic-binding-bricks. Retrieved 10 February 2014.