SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Legos have been around since the 1930s and have been a mainstay in the toy box, but did you know that those popular building bricks began had their beginnings in a wooden toy company?
Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, started his company in 1932. However, the name Lego didn't come into play until 1934. Christiansen named his company Lego from the Danish phrase, leg godt. Leg godt means to 'play well.' Kids have certainly played well with Legos over the years and the colorful building bricks often tops toy surveys, beating out Barbie and her pals.
The Spotswood Public Library is inviting Lego lovers in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to head over to the library this fall to join the LEGO Club. The free club will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. to make a new creation. The first four dates are September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14.
Registration is required and can be done online at the Spotswood Public Library's website or by telephoning the library at 732-251-1515.
In case you were wondering just how big the biggest Lego set is, that honor goes to the Taj Mahal set. This set includes 6,000 pieces and stands 20 inches wide and 16 inches tall when its completed, making it the largest individual set ever created by Lego.