Found on BoingBoing: an interview with one of the original designers of the Lego Space series. While it’s awesome to read about his experience, the sets he designed were a generation or two after the ones I had (the original Space sets from 1978-79). It’s impossible to understate what an effect these toys had on my personal development as a creative individual and as a DIY builder. I was a lucky kid–my parents really loved me. One of the original sets I got for Christmas in ’78 retailed for the current equivalent of $100. (source) I still have a box with all the original build plans from these sets tucked away for safekeeping.

Date posted: February 14, 2008 | Filed under design, shortlinks | Comments Off on Lego History

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