Celebrate January 28, 2023
International LEGO Day
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Drop by the children’s meeting room to choose a Lego Build Challenge Card and create with the library’s Lego bricks, or free-build just for fun! This is an all-day, come-and-go event.
Can’t get enough building? We recommend:
The Lego Batman Movie
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Brick X Brick: How To Build Amazing Things With 100-ish Bricks Or Fewer: Say What?!?
Looking for something a little more exciting than your average LEGO guide? You’re in luck! Not only does this spectacular book offer step-by-step instructions for fun builds and crafts, it also includes intriguing trivia, micro challenges, and advice to boost your creative confidence.
The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination
Features all-new LEGO building projects, tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders.
Divided into six themed chapters–transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes–a guide filled with hints and tips from Master Builders helps LEGO fans create new projects from kits intended for specific builds.
How Lego Bricks Came About
Danish carpenter Godtfred Kirk Christiansen submitted his patent for the original Lego brick in 1958. Thus, International Lego Day was born. Those who have played with a Lego set know that it is an excellent toy with tight interlocking quality and durability to stay together even if the project falls over. Thinking ahead, Christiansen patented the brick system to protect his design from being stolen by competitors. He founded the Lego company in 1932 and added to its line by adding wooden toys and taking the name Lego from the Danish words “LEg GOdt,” which translates to “play well.”
Ahead of their time, Lego was one of the first toy manufacturing companies to create plastic toys, making the first plastic Lego brick in 1949. From 1949 to 1966, Lego grew into a global company retailing in 42 countries, expanding its product line to 57 Lego sets and 25 Lego vehicles. Factories produced more than 706 million Lego elements each year and kept growing.
By 1968, LEGOLAND opened its doors to the public, attracting more than 625,000 visitors in its first season. Today there are 9 LEGOLANDS across the globe with more plans to expand.
Today, Lego sets are still a favorite for children, young and old.
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