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LEGO Chronicles

Are you interested in LEGO’s fascinating history? Here you will find records, reports and archives to quench your thirst for knowledge! :)

Unofficial LEGO Collectors Guide now available!

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If you have been around the LEGO community for a while you have probably heard of Gary Istok. Gary is the undisputed authority on LEGO’s history – especially the early history of the company. Gary frequents many of the LEGO forums and blogs, sharing his incredible knowledge, and answering questions no-one else can. (Gary is a […]

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How much do you know about LEGO?

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(Written by Taryn) Just the other day we were celebrating LEGO’s 80th birthday (read here: Wishing Happy 80th Birthday to LEGO!), so I got interested in digging a bit into LEGO’s history. I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO), so I thought this would be useful for other kids my age, and adults may find something interesting too. All right, so you […]

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Wishing happy 80th birthday to LEGO!

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The LEGO Company just celebrated its 80th birthday a few days ago. Can you believe that? LEGO has been around for 80 long years! LEGO put together a nice little video to summarize the long history of the company from its humble beginnings of making wooden toys in a carpenter’s shop, to the revolutionary step […]

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LEGO Bayer test-strikes – PART 3

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(Written by Maxx) After my last post on the really nice LEGO Bayer advertisement I have found, I would like to share with you another piece of history about the connection between the two companies; LEGO and Bayer. The following post appears on Bayer’s old website. It is a wonderful testimonial to the tight connection between the two […]

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LEGO Bayer test-strikes – PART 2

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(Written by Maxx) First of all, I would like to thank all of you who commented on LEGO Bayer Test-Strikes – Part 1. I really enjoyed your comments. The first part on “Bayers” (short for Bayer-test-strikes) and LEGO was an introduction into test-bricks. It allowed me to tell you the broad story. Maybe now I can […]

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LEGO Bayer test-strikes – PART 1

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(Written by Maxx) If you love LEGO and are a fan of LEGO colors, you’ll love “Bayer test-strikes”, or simply called “Bayers”. (You may want to read Maxx’s Introduction to LEGO Colors. Also, you can click on any of the pictures below for a larger view.) But lets start at the beginning… 1958: LEGO has a […]

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Old LEGO in odd colors – where from?

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(Written by: Gary) (Photo by: Maxx) Back in the 1960s, and much of the 1970s, LEGO parts came in just a few colors; red, white, blue, yellow, clear and black, with a few plates/baseplates in gray and green. But that was it… However through the years many folks have been  finding very old types of bricks in tan, […]

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LEGO colors – introduction

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(Written by Maxx) When thinking of LEGO colors, RED, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW and BLACK come to mind to those of us over 30. If you are younger, you probably know a lot more LEGO colors; like GREEN, PINK, DARK RED, and even SILVER. But you might be surprized to learn that in the early days […]

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