Lego vs. Legos: Americanism? Regionalism?

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Jul 31 15:36:13 UTC 2007

Anecdotal: my brother and I (born in 1961 and 1966 respectively)
owned Legos as kids. My earliest memory of playing with them is c.
1970 when my brother and I built 2-storey houses and stepped pyramids
for my toy dinosaurs.

---Amy West

>I was Lego-age in the 50's, and I don't recall having Legos alongside
>the Lincoln logs that I do remember fondly. But my cousins, who are
>about 5 years younger than I am, did have Legos. So I would guess that
>they became widespread in the early 60s. And, indeed, Google turns up
>the following page
><>, which says that
>Legos were introduced to the US in 1962, though they were around earlier
>in Denmark.

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