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[Infographic] The Learning Power of Lego

I love Lego.

As a child I used to build almost anything with these little plastic toy bricks, and I bet many of you did too. You’d think that Lego was an American invention, but did you know that it first started as a range of construction toys in the 1940s designed by Dane Ole Kirk Christiansen? These stackable, interlocking toy blocks are now so popular with children that teachers are using them in classrooms to teach students as part of class curriculum.

Here’s an infographic that looks at how Lego has captured the world’s – and many a child’s – imagination:

The Learning Power of LEGO

This infographic was first published on Online College.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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  • Sadly, it seems as if Lego is slowly transitioning away from a children’s toy to expensive collector’s items (eg those thousand dollar Lego Deathstars). I played with these so much when I was a kid, building my own vehicles and robots with them. I can’t say for certain, but these days it seems kids will only build the Harry Potter sets exactly the way they appear on the box, and then call it a day.