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Happy birthday Lego – the brick is now 60 years old

Happy birthday, bricks (Picture: Lego/Getty Images)

Get out the (Lego) birthday candles – the iconic brick turned 60 years old today.

At 1.58pm on January 18 1958, the original patent by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen was signed.

Since then, the Danish construction toy has exploded to become a global brand, with minifigures and sets found in almost every child’s bedroom in the UK.

The first ever bricks to be made in the 1950s will still snap perfectly into the newest ones made today.

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