As someone in a family who grew up loving* LEGO® bricks, I thought it might be fun to post this post about how to talk about LEGO® bricks and sets etc, something I always 'wished' more people did correctly**. Let's begin!
Firstly and most importantly, they are called LEGO® Bricks, not LEGOs. That's right, this has been debated among children for a long time, but there is actual proof for to the fact that saying “LEGOs” is incorrect (officially speaking). Here is an excerpt from LEGO Media's website,
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS". Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".
This third one is one that doesn't really bother me, but is an interesting note: it is "LEGO®" (all capitals with followed by a registered trademark symbol) not "Lego". Apparently the company is very choosy on how people refer to them. So it would be hypocritical of me to ignore this while writing a post about how to correctly refer to them. Here's what they have to say about writing the word:
Proper Use of the LEGO Trademark on a Web Site
...the trademark should appear in the same typeface as the surrounding text and should not be isolated or set apart from the surrounding text. In other words, the trademarks should not be emphasized or highlighted. Finally, the LEGO trademark should always appear with a ® symbol each time it is used. - LEGO®
So how about you? Did/do you play with LEGO® bricks? What kinds of things have you built? I would like to hear about it! Better yet, if you have some LEGO® bricks, either build something and take a photo of it, or take a photo of something you have already made, and insert it in the comments below! :)
To get this LEGO® photo plan rolling, here is a photo of a guitar I made a few years ago, out of LEGO® bricks!
A builder In Christ,
PS: Fun fact, did you ever try connecting LEGO® bricks to Duplo bricks? Not only can they mix and match with most other brands like Mega Blocks, but they can actually connect to those big Duplos and those MASSIVE "first builders" Mega Blocks sets! There is also apparently adapters you can get to connect to other building toys like tinker toys (see video below)! This makes building possibilities more intense, just be sure not to hog all of your baby sister's Duplos okay? WWJB*** alright?
*I didn't literally love LEGO® bricks, because if I did, I would have serious mental and emotional issues. Instead I liked it, but I liked it a lot, and English lacks a word for this. The phrase “I liked it a lot” just didn't seem to fit.
**I know I shouldn't obsess over petty things, but this was all in fun.
***WWJB stands for What Would Jesus Build.