This year it’s been 90 years since LEGO changed the world of toys. Nine decades of bringing tiny construction dreams to life and eliciting cries of pain as adults and children alike as they extract rogue bricks from the underside of their feet.
Studies have shown that construction toys are fantastic for the growing minds of kids and tend to hold their attention for longer. We could maybe even argue that extends into adulthood considering how many grown ups have a lifelong love affair with LEGO.
In this episode the Queens chat about the joys and benefits of construction toys, their future and even a renewable energy grid made inspired by LEGO bricks.
- Lego is making prototype bricks from recycled plastic bottles [Mashable]
- TOYS THAT INSPIRE MINDFUL PLAY AND NURTURE IMAGINATION [Eastern Connecticut State University]
- “Building” a Future in Science with Construction-Based Toys [Cires]
- ‘SUPER FUN’: A gun covered in Legos to look like a toy sets off a furor [Washington Post]
- The Brickman [The Brickman]
- Sticky Stick Em’s [TikTok]
- Extended thermal cycling of miscibility gap alloy high temperature thermal storage materials [ScienceDirect]
- Everything is awesome: Don’t forget the Lego [ScienceDirect]
- And here’s a video of researchers swallowing LEGO: