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Old 02-26-2020, 05:26 AM   #1
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Jens Nygaard Knudsen, Designer Of Lego Minifigure, Has Passed Away



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Their numbers have reached 7.8 billion if not more, roughly the population of the Earth. Their ranks include police officers and firefighters, pirates and knights, astronauts and elephant keepers.

Their physical dexterity is limited, their facial features rather plain. But for more than 40 years, standing only four Lego blocks tall, they have been giants of the toy world and the object of untold hours of enjoyment for generations of children and collectors.

They are Lego minifigures, and their creator, the Danish Lego designer Jens Nygaard Knudsen, has died at 78. The Lego Group announced his death, describing him in a statement as a true visionary whose ideas brought joy and inspiration to millions of builders around the world.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:18 AM   #3
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Sad to hear.

I can remember getting that Space Cruiser & Moon Base set he's holding for Christmas when I was around 6-7 years old.
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Sad to hear.

I can remember getting that Space Cruiser & Moon Base set he's holding for Christmas when I was around 6-7 years old.
I had the same set too back in the day. So many hours building and playing.
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Lego is... awesome.

I have a lot. Still. Plus, yeah, Lego space was epic. I also loved the Castle stuff.

I especially loved 6950 and 6890.
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I remember the first attempt at LEGO people, who were much larger than the mini ones they later came out with. They had articulated arms and a swivel head while you could use regular bricks to make various bodies. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386817055486245357/
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I never got Legos as a kid. I got an Erector set.

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I had one of those too. I loved the little electric motor!
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