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 , 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.