Today is Lego’s 50th Anniversary (see the link for a nice history and background page). I’m sure many of you have played (or still play) with Lego blocks… great toys. My son loves to play with them, as I always (and still do) love them.

Many people have gotten into the celebration. Google‘s logo for the day is an example.


Gizmodo has a slick timeline/history chart of the Lego world. The article on that page has a bunch of neat facts about Lego’s over the years.

To make sure we have a boating tie-in here, check out Sunday’s, Mad Marinerâ„¢ slideshow, which is a great collection of lego boats from various Legoland venues. The detail these builders achieve is incredible to me. The page also has some downloadable wallpaper selections if you want to have one as your screen background.

For full disclosure, I write some paid articles for Mad Marinerâ„¢.