LEGO is a popular toy maker of plastic building-block toys, that can be used to construction a variety of designs. In recent years, the company has been making recycled plastic for creating its toys.
Introduction to LEGO
‘Lego’ in Danish means “play well”. The very first set of Lego toys were a set of red and white blocks that interlocked; today LEGO bricks are available in various colors and can be used to build a wide range of things.
Lego is among the most popular toys, and parents love it because they really don’t have to cajole their kids away from digital gadgets, as kids love building using these physical toys. Block building toys, such as Legos, help children develop fine motor and spatial skills, and also helps in STEM learning.
LEGO is basically a Denmark based toy company having its headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in other cities across the world. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a Danish Carpenter, the company is known for its wide range of building toys, based on the iconic LEGO brick.
The earliest Lego sets (when it was introduced) consisted mainly of colorful, rectangular pieces. Over the next decade, Lego increased its offering to include doors, roofs, trees, road signs and more. The company started exporting to the United States, in the 1960s, and these sets had become quite elaborate by then, replicating things such as airplanes, boats, etc.
Challenges for the Company
While Lego happens to be popular construction toys, parents were always concerned about filling the planet with more of plastic, while the world is focused on reducing the use of plastic.
Thankfully, Lego understand the challenge that it faces, and over the years has been focusing on using recycle plastic for making its toys, and is making substantial investment in this area.
Lego has found a way to create the iconic bricks from recycled plastic bottles, it has already replaced plastic (used in some parts) with a plant-based alternative.
Lego Sets for Adults
Lego is also making toy sets aimed at stressed-out adults, providing them with something to wind down and get a feeling of mindfulness. Lot of adults are already spending some time with Lego at the end of a hectic day to disconnect and get a calming experience.
There only criteria is that they need clear instructions about what needs to be done with the bricks.
LEGO DUPLO Classic Deluxe Brick Box (10914 )
The LEGO DUPLO Classic Deluxe Brick Box includes colorful, easy-to-hold pieces for toddlers that encourages open-ended play and excite imaginations. It comes with a nice storage box to keep all the pieces together.
Use this Lego building set to ignite your toddlers curiosity through hands-on and playful learning, for building number skills, and for other developmental benefits. This toy set is a great way to introduce your toddler to creative building.