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Monday, October 24, 2011

LEGO patent turns 50, buys Ford Mustang GT, schedules first prostate exam

Exactly 50 years ago today, the US Patent Office granted patent number 3005282 for a "toy building brick" to it's inventor, one Godtfred Kirk Christiansen of Billund, Denmark. And so, the legend began!

Even though the patent was challenged more than once in court and actually expired some decades ago, the competition never seems to have come close to creating a product of comparible quality in all that time. The question is, does that mean we should love The LEGO Company, or fear it? :-)

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