Today marks the 80th anniversary of LEGO’s founding under Ole Kirk Christiansen, although the plastic bricks we know today wouldn’t come until much later. Commemorating the occasion, the LEGO Group has released a short animated video chronicling the company’s history. It’s worth a look – you just might learn something!
PBS’s Off Book series takes a look at LEGO art with this episode, featuring Sean Kenney, Alex Kobbs, and Nathan Sawaya. The scale and quality of work here is exceptional, including the stop-motion animation. I’m not usually a fan of brickfilms, but Alex does a great job. The artists each have unique reasons to use LEGO, but you can feel their common enthusiasm and respect for the brick.
– via The Verge