A Lego Typewriter Makes Sense

June 25, 2021
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Have you ever seen or used a typewriter? These typing machines were first invented by American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868. From the 1880s through the 1950s, the typewriter was the most popular writing tool, aside from the pencil and pen. It’s a piece of machinery that will forever be attributed to a shift in how people transcribe and communicate with each other. Some could argue that LEGOs are similar to typewriters in that these interlocking bricks changed the way kids played with toys forever. So, when LEGO released a model typewriter box set, it just made perfect sense. Wondering if you can actually use this LEGO typewriter to type a letter? Spoiler alert: you can!

Interesting Fact: Did you know that LEGO was established in 1935, but the LEGO brick that people play with all around the world today wasn’t manufactured until 1949? Back then, LEGO bricks were called “Automatic Binding Bricks” and it wasn’t until 1953 that the name of these bricks were changed to LEGO bricks. Why LEGO? The word derives from the Danish phrase “leg godt,” meaning “play well.” Sounds about right!