My design classic: LEGO

It was mid 1977, Don Revie had resigned as the England football manager, the bunting was being taken down from the Silver Jubilee and dad was shouting at some “bloody idiot” on the TV called Arthur Scargill. I was on my summer holidays. To try to keep me entertained, mum borrowed a large box of plastic bits and pieces from a neighbour.

It didn’t seem like much fun at the time, and I’m told I said it was broken when I first opened the box. But it was my first exposure to LEGO, and this box of colourful plastic squares and oblongs with knobs on kept me occupied for the entire six week break.

What a toy – or rather, what a series of toys. By the end of the summer I’d made a house, three cars, a tank, an aeroplane, a spaceship and something that – if you squinted hard enough – sort of resembled Blackpool Tower.

To me, that’s the beauty of LEGO. Of course you can buy LEGO Star Wars or Harry Potter kits, but the basic little bricks can become whatever you want them to be. Especially if you squint hard enough. TBWA’s stop- motion Kipper commercial, narrated by Tommy Cooper, sums it up perfectly.

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