Lego turns 80 today! I will celebrate by snapping together several little plastic bricks.

det bedste er ikke for godt means “Only the best is the best” or “The best is never too good” – not a bad motto for a company that makes blocks that have to snap together perfectly to work. No the Lego brick is not 80 – the Lego company is. The modern brick was patented in 1958 and is still compatible with bricks made today. (Exception being Samsonite Lego Bricks which are not compatible with anything.)

So from Raleigh, NC to Billund, Denmark – Happy Birthday!