International LEGO Day celebrates 61 years of the LEGO brick

Today marks 61 years since the patent for the LEGO brick was signed, and has been dubbed “International LEGO Day”.

Everything needs a day in the online era, and LEGO is apparently no exception – today has been dubbed by many “International LEGO Day”, as it marks the date that the patent for the original LEGO brick was signed. It is the very same 2×4 brick that is used today, and the 1958 original is still compatible with those included in 2019 boxes.

The LEGO Group acknowledges the day as the brick’s birthday rather than International LEGO Day, but whichever name is preferred for it, today is a great excuse to do some LEGO building. For Brick Fanatics readers, that is probably very much like any other day.

With The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part about to be released and the hype machine in full-blown overdrive mode, it is hard for anyone to avoid the ubiquitous brick at the moment, making it feel like a particularly apt time for people to acknowledge International LEGO Day – or the brick’s 61st birthday.

Happy LEGO day from the team at Brick Fanatics.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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