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Society and Culture-: Building/Construction

Year 12 Society and Culture

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BILLUND, Denmark--Though it's hard to imagine a time without Lego, the world-famous plastic bricks didn't exist until 1949. And today's brick, with its three little tubes that ensure a snug fit with other bricks, didn't come on the scene until 1957

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As The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film.

James May challenges a class of children to build an original Meccano set, using the original instructions! Taken from James May's Top Toys.

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A journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. The film explores the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and asks the question...is it a toy or something more?

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These days, however, the bricks are showing up in all sorts of unexpected places – on display in museums, in street art, in home renovations and at work.

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In 1932, with the Great Depression rocking the industrialized world, a master carpenter in Denmark named Ole Kirk Christiansen desperately needed a way to earn a living. As other businesses closed, Christiansen doubled down on wood, starting a company that manufactured stepladders, ironing boards along with an entirely new product line: wooden toys.