30 years young

Wow — this makes me feel old! Lego “minifigs” (specifically the ones with moveable arms and legs) are 30 years old this year…

Looking through the 1978 Lego releases, I’ve no problem at all in identifying exactly which ones I bought with my pocket money 😀
Space Transport (918)
Space Transporter (924)
Space Scooter (885)
Police car (621)
Shell tanker (671)
The 1978 catalogues also bring back loads of memories.
A couple of years later, I was lucky enough to get one of these — the Expert Builder Auto Chassis (8860-1)

…from memory, it took about 90 minutes to build from scratch 😀
So, many thanks to Ole Kirk Christiansen for the hundreds of hours of fun I had playing with my Lego collection as a child and many happy returns to all of the billions of minifigs out there!
p.s. drool

Lego Hitchcock

I love Lego mosaics, so I thought this was really cool…
It’s by Nathan Sawaya — http://www.brickartist.com/alfred_hitchcock.html
There’s some really funky large sculptures on his site, including candy canes, a lego dress, and Han Solo in carbonite!
In terms of coolness, it’s up there with the CubeSolver and the 4 foot Lego Homer.
Those of you who aren’t easily offended might also want to check out The Brick Testament (also available in traditional book format).