Growing up, our home was packed with boxes and boxes of Lego. There were fancy trucks constructed out of it, strange flying machines, whole cities, and everything you can think of been built out of these little blocks. Friends would come and spend hours and hours playing with it. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles admired the genius of the product. It was fun and indeed us out of our Moms and Dads’ toes. It was perfect for days when we can’t go outside on our BMX and see who might do the longest skid.

The Origin Of Lego

King’s Castle (1984)

Originating from the Danish words leg godt, which means to “play well.” It may seem like this has been around for what it seems like forever. Nonetheless, the Lego that we know today, started appearing in the 60s. 1960s Lego blocks still can pass as modern blocks bought today.


It made its debut at Brighton Toy Fair in 1960—and from then took the world by storm. It enormously outsold a famous toy called the Loopyloop (whatever the heck that was).

Nowadays, Lego products appear mostly in collaboration with other brands. Examples of this are Lego Star Wars and Lego Harry Potter.

But for us Kids of the 80s, this was brilliant. Those were the days you could go and acquire loads of Lego pieces and make whatever the heck you can dream up!

I think it’s still possible to get the retro sets if you look hard enough. I remember my specific favorite was the area and moon Lego you can get. Mainly, I had a traditional ship that is envisioned here.

Damn, those are some memories right there!

Lego and the 80s

Caribbean Clipper (1989)

You would wind up investing days constructing this huge damn space ship, produce an entire story for it as well as all the little block dudes that had their faces erased from overplaying.

This would then finish in a big crash scene where you would lob things across your room, or perhaps far better—out of a first flooring window, smashing your majestic work into a thousand items. Damn, that was among one of the most rewarding memories I have from the 80s!

You could also obtain the technics Lego, the mechanical things where you had electric motors, relocating parts, etc. I used to build a helicopter and a beach buggy with working rack and pinion steering. Incredible!

When was the last time tipping over a box of Lego would floor children and leave them delighted for hours and hours? Wild, right! Oh, how I miss those days!

Conclusion

Yup, at that time, youngsters did not need split, weapons, knives, muggings, and happy slapping to delight them, a simple box of Lego would work—a genuinely cutting-edge toy that fuelled the creativity of 80s kids. Those were the days.