Sunday July 1 sees the grand unveiling of the largest ever scale model of Rome’s famous Colosseum - built entirely from LEGO bricks! The model will be the centrepiece of an exhibition about Rome’s largest surviving building from the great days of its Empire. The exhibition will also include sculpture and coins of the Emperors, as well as artefacts used in daily life by the ordinary Roman who enjoyed 100 days of holiday and games when the original Colosseum opened in 80 AD.
Fans of the Lego Ninjago cartoon series have been dying to find out who the green ninja is, as well as to get their hands on a green ninja minifig. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait awhile to purchase one, but straight from New York Toy Fair we have pics and can confirm that the Ninjago green ninja is Lloyd ZX. The Lloyd ZX spinner set (#9574) will include 23 pieces, retail for $9.99, and be available in September. Readmore...
In 2006, LEGO reported that there approximately 4 billion figurines being played with by children around the world. Based on current predictions, in 2019 both real people and LEGO people will cross the 8 billion mark. The little plastic ones will just be crossing at a faster growth rate.
LEGO began in Denmark during the 1930′s in the workshop of toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen. Lego comes from the danish phrase that means “play well.” As of 2006, LEGO estimated that they manufactured over 400 billion of their blocks, the building life of all things LEGO. That is enough for every person on the planet to own 62 blocks of their own. They have since moved from making blocks and figures towards movies, video games, theme parks, and general world domination.
The very first LEGO person produced in 1978 was made to be non-gender specific to allow children to use their imaginations. In the 80′s the first gender specific set was produced featuring pirates. Since then, LEGO has produced everything from cowboys to Star Wars to Marvel characters. And they show no sign of slowing down.