Well, this of course also means toys, and in my case especially Lego! I never cared much about the age specification, though with the years it became more and more like “construct → let it stand somewhat like a model → reconstruct”, without playing with it in other ways – and at one point, of course, “deconstruct and put away”.
But not everything: My favorite series always were the blue space ships with yellow windowsm and in various shapes, a collection of bricks survived the times, for some years now in a combination of which this shows some detail:
The attentive reader will have noticed the “part 1″ in the title – that’s right, in a few days, part 2 will follow with an early favorite garment of mine which is at my parents’ whom I’ll visit at easter…
Update: » Here’s part 2.
1958, the Lego brick has been invented in its modern shape, patented on January 28 – and still compatible with those from today, they say (lacking such bricks, I couldn’t verify that myself…).
To celebrate this day, the Lego shop offers an exclusive town set, unfortunately with 23 pieces too much or 27 too few (that is, 1981), for “Ages: 12+”, so also for “children of the first hour”, if you will.
Even Google is doodling nicely:
So “play well”*, everybody!
* as is well known, the name “Lego” originates from “leg godt”, Danish for “play well.