"LEGO Basic" Building Blocks, 1990-1991

Summary

Lego bricks came to America from Denmark in the early 1960s. By the 1970s, this ingenious building toy had taken its place as an essential plaything in the toy box of childhood. Lego plastic bricks stuck together well, but could be easily pulled apart. Kids loved the way that these interlocking bricks could be assembled to create buildings, vehicles and even human figures.

Lego bricks came to America from Denmark in the early 1960s. By the 1970s, this ingenious building toy had taken its place as an essential plaything in the toy box of childhood. Lego plastic bricks stuck together well, but could be easily pulled apart. Kids loved the way that these interlocking bricks could be assembled to create buildings, vehicles and even human figures.

Artifact

Building blocks

Date Made

1990-1991

Creators

LEGO koncernen (Denmark) 

Lego Systems, Inc. 

Place of Creation

Denmark 

United States, Connecticut, Enfield 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by LEGO koncernen and distributed by Lego Systems, Inc., Enfield, Connecticut

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

91.342.34

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Cellophane

Color

Blue
Red
Yellow
White (Color)
Black (Color)
Green

Inscriptions

On product package: LEGO BASIC 1878 Instruction booklet: LEGO BASIC Instruction booklet: A Parent's Guide to the LEGO System

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