LEGO Clubs Building Success Nationwide

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At schools and libraries across the country, children of all ages and backgrounds gather regularly to show and share their creativity in putting together LEGO blocks.

Such brick-building fun has been going on for as long as LEGOs have been around. The first wooden blocks appeared in the 1930s. The now-familiar plastic blocks hit the scene in 1947.

LEGO bricks remain one of the top-selling toys in the world. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They come as generic blocks or as sets, of pedestrian things like fire engines and cars or shops and homes. They come as kits echoing famous fictional characters, such as Harry Potter and Yoda.

LEGO clubs run regularly in cities and towns large and small, in states all across the United States. Some clubs meet weekly; other clubs meet fortnightly. Some children bring their own blocks; others are happy to use what the club has to offer.

The creations of these LEGO builders are limited only by the children's imaginations. Some children are happy building their own animals or buildings. Other children get the creativity bug and build an entire city, like the one at left, built by a 14-year-old U.K. specialist (below).

They all like using LEGOs at home, but they also like getting together with other children to create things together. As well, LEGO clubs can provide brick-building entertainment for children who might not have any bricks of their own.

The LEGO company features several official magazines, including The LEGO Club Magazine, LEGO BrickMaster, and LEGO Club Jr. (for readers younger than 6).

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