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Please forgive the length of this but I was careful to check all the facts from the graphic and include source information. All information in this infographic, except for those that follow below, can be confirmed from the Wikipedia.org page devoted to minifigs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_minifigure. I would not deny that Wikipedia can contain ...
The infographic is visually stunning, and many of the statements are quite correct. However, there are a few errors. For example, the following statements are inaccurate: Minifigs don't have ears Some do, for example: Dobby from the Harry Potter theme Yoda Jar Jar Binks The Lord of the Rings elves They have a hole [in the top of their heads] Many ...
I'd be mostly sceptical about the sources listed at the bottom of the infographic that apparently come from Wikipedia, Wikia, various blogging networks, and in particular this article published in 2008 from a entertainment site named 'retardzone' which includes no references.
While the current plastic Lego "guns" are generally more tame (blasters, pirate pistols), that was not the case with wooden toys from the 1940's including this machine gun from 1945. It's about 18" long and makes a rat-tat-tat sound when turning the crank.
I feel I need to represent the Classic Town and Train fans with the following sets: 6399 Airport Shuttle Bricklink items for sale The only town monorail released by Lego and one of only a hand full of monorail sets in total. As is the case with many classic sets that are hard to find 100% complete, it includes many stickers that easily become lost or ...
As said by Ambo100, the duck was the first toy produced by the company. This animated short story has a short glimpse of the duck in the design process by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The film is very interesting as an introduction to the origin of the LEGO company. Click the image below for the full film:
I can confirm that some bricks have hollow posts. I ran across this in attempting to answer a "how much does a brick weigh" question. What I thought was a homogenous batch of bricks turned out to have a few with hollow posts. The bricks were all purchased new in the last three years. From a "material cost productivity" standpoint, it will be in TLG's ...
NOTE: from 1949 to 1954 "LEGO" was printed INSIDE the brick. LEGO appeared on the studs for the first time in the late 1954, then it was re-designed a lot during the years, becoming the stud we all know. The not-italic stud of the photo was produced between 1960 and 1963. You can easily exclude 1963+ noticing that it's not the same exact plastic of the ...
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