A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

There is something about those LEGO bricks that gets a hold on people.

On January 28, 1958, LEGO patented their building bricks. Lego (trademarked in capitals as LEGO) construction toys are manufactured by the Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. And doctors have been kept busy ever since removing small, plastic squares from children’s noses. (Want to know what “Lego” means? Check out this page)

The flagship product, Lego, are those wonderful, colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, mini-figures, special sets connected to movies like Star Wars and themes like pirates and various other parts. The Lego subculture supports LEGO movies, games, video games, competitions, and four LEGO themed amusement parks.

Though most of us probably started out making vehicles and buildings, Lego fans have moved way beyond that to robots, full size cars and people.

Yes, people. Not little 2 inch figures. Here are 4 of the many sample “Lego people” that can be found online.