Three of the exhibits in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market feature LEGO building blocks:
- The LEGO Dinosaur
- Autodesk Gallery: 3D Builder App for LEGO MINDSTORMS
- Autodesk Gallery Powers of Design Exhibit: 10-2 Lego
The other day I came across this:
The Collectionary is a community of collectors and enthusiasts who are building an encyclopedia of everything that people collect. Since the Industrial Revolution, talented inventors have created a tremendous number of objects that have left their mark on us. Some products are so iconic that they have become a part of our history. I think it's safe to say that LEGO blocks fall in that category.
FUN FACT: In 1934, LEGO's founder held a contest among his staff to name the company, offering a bottle of homemade wine as a prize. He was considering two names himself, "Legio" (with the implication of a "Legion of toys") and "Lego", a self-made contraction from the Danish phrase leg godt, meaning "play well." The founder ignored the contest entries and went with his own second choice. Later the Lego Group discovered that "Lego" can be loosely interpreted as "I put together" or "I assemble" in Latin. source: Wikipedia
Come check out the three exhibits, as well as all the rest, at the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco. (You can even add a piece or two to our unfinished LEGO dinosaur.) The gallery is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a guided tour on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. Visit us.
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