Some Toys Really Do Last Forever


How many of our readers grew up with Lego?

This popular construction toy, with blocks for building all kinds of magnificent things, originated in Denmark in 1932. Previously made from wooden blocks, Lego started producing plastic toys in 1947 and in 1949 the first interlocking blocks we’re all  now familiar with were produced for the first time.

It’s reassuring to know that some things really do never change. With all the technological gizmos and computer-based games today’s kids have, children still have good, old-fashioned fun with some of the simpler things which their parents, and even their grandparents, enjoyed in their own childhood days.

It’s also amusing that parenthood hasn’t, in many ways, changed either. The 1950s and before are often presented as halcyon days where all was perfect – perfect working husbands came home after a hard day to perfect wives;  perfect children already bathed and fed and ready for bed. This print commercial suggests otherwise! Any parent can relate to a desire for their children to play quietly for hours with quiet toys and games. Mothers were obviously a bit frazzled! Lego had this benefit as well as others: children using their imaginations and creativity for good – not playing war games, which at the time were popular with little boys but tiresome for their parents in a recent post-war world.

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