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From the humble beginning in the Danish countryside, the maker of the LEGO interlocking brick system has overcome missteps and business failures to become the largest toy maker of the world... See full summary »

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Tom Stern
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Episode credited cast:
Donald Ian Black ... Narrator
Grant C. Hansen ... Lego Worker #2
Matthew Rhodes ... Lego Worker #1
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From the humble beginning in the Danish countryside, the maker of the LEGO interlocking brick system has overcome missteps and business failures to become the largest toy maker of the world. This episode describes how they have withstood the decades by adapting, innovating, and promoting creative play. Written by GunnersMate

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USA

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English

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25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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The episode received minor backlash from LEGO fans for showcasing custom LEGO models created by fans without their permission and without crediting them. In particular, the Bionicle model used to represent the early "Boneheads of Voodoo Island" prototype is not an official LEGO creation, but the work of Bionicle fan Aaron Newman, taken from his Flickr.com gallery. The editors of the episode simply ran a Google image search for "Boneheads of Voodoo Island" and used the first result without making sure if it was official or not. See more »

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When discussing the success and backstory of the original Bionicle series (2001-2010), most of the footage shown actually comes from Bionicle's failed reboot from 2015-2016 that ran much later and was unrelated to the original story. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Clever, Irreverent, Succinct
3 June 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

LEGO is a company that has both been around a long time and has had its story told a multitude of times, and yet The Toys that Made Us - LEGO still manages to provide not only the history of LEGO, but a fresh view on it's failures and successes and a current analysis of their business practices and social relevance. The episode moves quickly and there is just enough eye-winking narrative snark to add a humorous tone to a solid history and analysis of the LEGO corporation and it's products. Very enjoyable..


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