Lego - a word hardly anyone would not recognize - is a toy that has lasted more than 60 years and is still going strong. Go in to any toy shop and you'll find a whole section dedicated to the stuff. There are theme parks almost literally built out of it and there's even a Lego game series. To top it all off, there's going to be a feature film released in 2014 based around these brilliant bricks. So how has Lego, from the Danish phrase leg godt
meaning "play well", been able to live up to its name and survive for so long? Here are 10 reasons why we love Lego:
10. It's Simple
It's one of those things that almost anyone can do just because it's such a simple concept, put the bricks together and create something. As with all things, it can get complicated, with sets out there to make the most amazing constructions, but it's on your terms, you decide if you want to make a small table or the empire state building. You buy what you think your capable of.
9. It's Ageless
As I said earlier, Lego has been going for more than 60 years - it has stood the test of time. Why? Because it is so adaptable. The basic idea has stayed the same, yet it has manged to make the most of modern fashionable things. It can almost become anything that is currently popular. It can be the wild west, it can in the prehistoric era, Lego is what it wants to be when it needs to be! And because it never changes, there is no such thing as an outdated piece of Lego. Your grandpa's set will fit your latest one!