Happy birthday, dear Lego

lego_logo-710596.png Today marks the 50th anniversary of everyone's favourite building block and/or choking hazard, LEGO. To celebrate, the Danish toy brickmaker will be holding an international competition to find the best Lego Builder in the world. I would totally enter, except I think I'm a bit too old. And I suffered that near career-ending finger injury during the '97 finals. OK, not really.

But absent an international competition, I'll be marking the occasion by spending some idle afternoon in my parent's basement building some sort of a fanciful spacecraft out of coloured bricks, much the way I spent most of my youth. Yeah. LEGO rocks.

[UPDATE] Check out Boing Boing Gadgets for a PDF timeline of Lego-y goodness.