Category Archives: Origins

Origins: Breastplates

When you read the word knight, I would be willing to bet that the image which floats through your mind is one of an armour laden warrior brandishing a sword. A childhood friend of mine had a house decorated with all sorts of medie...

Origins: Aeroplanes

Although not released as frequently as Fire Stations or Police Stations, LEGO airports have seen many installments through the years; most recently 60104 Airport Passenger Terminal which just became available. Surrounding those fl...

Origins: Animal Costumes

The Collectible Minifigures line has brought with it a steady stream of minifigures dressed up as… well, just about anything. Hot dogs, plants, figures from history and more have all graced those tiny shiny packages over the...

Origins: Octan

Given cinematic credence as the company headed by the villainous Lord Business in The LEGO Movie, the Octan red and green oval has been a mainstay in LEGO sets for decades. The company’s portfolio was expanded dramatically f...

Origins: Friction Hinges

I can still remember the first time I held a LEGO friction hinge in my hands. It was 1999 and I had just purchased the original 7140 X-Wing Starfighter. My amazement at holding an actual LEGO Star Wars set — something my generatio...

Origins: Moulded Wheels

The LEGO Group manufacturers more tires than any other company on the planet. Sets with a central hub and separate tire go back to almost the advent of the original injection moulded bricks in the years after World War II and that...

Origins: Under the Sea

The LEGO Group has delved beneath the waves ten different times since first taking the plunge back in 1995. The advent of Aquazone ushered in a new era in which minifigures could be found in the deep. All of the themes and subthem...