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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BIM and LEGO bricks....how it all started

I know you all got your start loving LEGO Bricks growing up.

Did you ever look at the LEGO website? They have brainwashed you into becoming builders and architects without you knowing it.

From the Vision page: link
Creative and structured problem-solving, curiosity and imagination, interpersonal skills and physical motor skills - building with LEGO bricks is thus about "learning through play"

From their Timeline page 1930s subsection: link
1934
The company and its products now adopt the name LEGO, formed from the Danish words "LEg GOdt" ("play well"). Later, it is realized that in Latin the word means "I put together". {BIM Visionary?}

1963
1960s Timeline page: link

  1. Development, imagination, creativity
  2. The more LEGO, the greater the value
  3. Quality in every detail
Sounds like BIM, doesn't it?

”Only the best is good enough”
was the motto of Ole Kirk Christiansen, founder of the company and inventor of LEGO bricks, and today we still involve that spirit in every way we operate.
Is that on the wall of BIM firms?

We have a definite approach to quality, and we want to be the best and most credible player in the toy business. We strive constantly to develop innovative products.... is this a theme for 3D modeling of buildings?

The purpose and vision of the LEGO Group is to inspire children to explore and challenge their own creative potential. Just like BIM

There's more at REVIT Structure Learning Curve: 1958 A Classic Year, LEGO, Me and Rock 'n' Roll, who inspired me to browse through the LEGO website.

It's interesting how you all got your start with LEGO bricks which was all about 3D, and to those of you who have kept that love of 3D going with Revit, congrats for keeping the child in you alive.


3 comments:

Robin Capper March 19, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

You do realise that Lego is useable for real archtitecture? James May (of Top Gear U.K.) proved it by building a full size house. While it had a reserve timber safety frame (for regulation compliance) the whole structure was Lego. Quite amazing to see Lego beams holding up a Lego floor in a two story house!

See:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/james-may-lego?imageNo=1

Robin Capper March 19, 2010 at 5:16 AM  

Oops, try this link to see the first image and intro to the Lego House

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/james-may-lego?imageNo=0

Caitlin Leal March 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

Thanks Greg! The team here at Digital Vision thoroughly enjoyed your entry.
Many of were/are Lego maniacs. =)

Caitlin
www.digitalvis.com/allroads

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