National Lego Day: Here’s how a Seattle group is celebrating the iconic toy on Saturday
National Lego Day celebrates the day creators filed a patent application in Denmark; January 28, 1958.
SEATTLE — Whether you’re a kid or AFOL (Adult Legos), you can join in on the fun on Saturday because January 28 is National Lego Day! Lego National Day celebrates the day the creator filed a patent application in Denmark in 1958.
This seemingly simple plastic toy has been dominant for nearly seven decades and has grown in design and appeal with Lego retail stores, TV shows, movies, and many parks. entertainment around the world.
Lego started making wooden toys in 1932, and by 1949, Lego introduced the iconic plastic bricks. Today, Lego is considered one of the most influential toys of all time and as of 2020, it has become the leading toy manufacturer worldwide with sales generating more than $7.2 billion.
The bricks have a pretty rabid fan base in Seattle.
SeaLUG is one of the largest groups of its kind in the country. SeaLUG is the Seattle Area Lego User Group and has over 600 registered members on the mailing list. The group is comprised of AFOLs and prides itself on the diversity of its fan base. RJ Coughlin is a member and supporter of the group’s annual BrickCon, held in September in Bellevue.
“It’s so popular that we have a warehouse to store our constructions and the things we need to include in the convention,” says Coughlin.
BrickCon is celebrating 22 years as the longest running, fan-based Lego convention in North America. The warehouse itself is located in an undisclosed location due to Lego’s growing popularity and propensity for theft which has unfortunately made the news in Seattle and across the country.
Many Seattle attractions have been given Lego treatments, and KING 5 shared the story of a local father who bonded with his daughter during the pandemic by building the attractions they built. missed during the closure because of COVID-19. Since then, he’s added a tribute to the Mariners by building a highly detailed and impressive T-Mobile Park.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/national-lego-day-celebrate-one-of-the-most-popular-toys-of-all-time-on-saturday/281-bddc48ed-6770-425c-a0c4-dc4849aa1352 National Lego Day: Here’s how a Seattle group is celebrating the iconic toy on Saturday