Happy 50th birthday, LEGO!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

LEGO transcends generations, backgrounds and time itself. (And nothing makes a better minefield for unwary parents early in the morning than a bunch of plastic bricks with 2×4 studs.) In recognition of this building block of our culture, Gizmodo presents an illustrated timeline tracing the path of the yellow (and red and blue and green etc.) brick road.

The Age of LEGO is only just beginning!

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Fun fact: LEGO TECHNIC sets were first introduced in the year I was born. What was happening in the LEGO universe when you were being constructed?