Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Clear the table and sort the bricks, we have LEGO! Enjoy Stuff looks at the history of our favorite building set for years! From the early days when the founding family first measured out the dimensions of the connecting parts to the wide variety of franchised sets we can get at LEGO stores around the world. And we test our knowledge of when their most memorable ideas debuted. 


L’eggo my LEGO! It’s a history of the famous building blocks on Enjoy Stuff. It’s founder, Ole Christiansen, founding the company way back in 1932, probably never predicted how widespread his ideas would become. Come with us in the Wayback machine as we say “Bricks for the memories”



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Enjoy Toys!

One of the most wide-spread successes of toys has got to be LEGO. But it didn’t start out like that. This week we look back to the humble beginnings when Ole Kirk Christiansen took his bankrupt carpentry business and made it into something that would change the industry.


It wasn’t an instant success though. There were many hardships, failed ideas, and more factory fires than most people could come back from. Luckily, his son Godtfred (like his father) was a persistent and determined creator. Once he was inspired by a set of building blocks he saw at a convention, they bought a plastic injection molding machine and the rest is history. 


Through some very clever innovations with the designs, LEGO began to see some success and spread across the globe. By the 1950s their basic sets were found in many toy boxes across the United States. 


The long history of the company lends itself well to our game “Just in the Brick of Time”. Jay will try to identify the decade some of the LEGO milestones took place. You can play along too!

Did you play with LEGO? What sets of the building system do you admire? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m a LEGO maniac” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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