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The Toys That Made Us LEGO Episode Review

The long-awaited LEGO episode for The Toys That Made Us finally released last week and I’ve finally had some time to watch it and give it a quick review. If you’re not familiar with the show itself, it’s an eight part documentary that talks about the history of various toy franchises and how they’ve impacted society. Some of the toy lines that have been featured so far included He-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, and of course, LEGO.

The episode is about 45 minutes and it condenses LEGO’s 80+ years of history into it. If you’re familiar with LEGO’s history, then there’s really not much that you don’t already know and if you’ve read Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry by David Robertson, who also makes an appearance, then you’re pretty much set. The episode, however, does tell the story of LEGO in an upbeat way with some humor thrown in here and there. Most of the significant events that helped shape LEGO into the company that it is now is in the episode which included talking about the system of play, the emergence of the LEGO minifigure, the failures such as Jack Stone and Galidor, the decline due to the Star Wars and Harry Potter licenses, and to the revival because of Technic, Mindstorms, Bionicle, and Ninjago.

Even though it covered a lot of topics, there wasn’t anything new introduced that knowledgeable fans didn’t know about already. Although Ninjago and The LEGO Movie were mentioned briefly, it … Continue

The Toys That Made Us LEGO Episode Now on Netflix

The day is finally here as The Toys That Made Us has finally returned on Netflix in which it includes the episode about LEGO. The 44 minute episode talks about the history of LEGO in a different way. It will have some guests in it including Adam Reed Tucker, David Robertson, and fellow San Diegan Bruno Todd just to name a few. I’ll watch it after I get off from work but I’m pretty stoked for this episode as well as the Transformers one.


The Toys That Made Us LEGO Promo Clip

A few days ago, I reported that The Toys That Made Us will be returning to Netflix on May 25 which includes episodes covering Transformers, LEGO, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek. There is now a promo clip of the LEGO episode coming out of Nerdist which features a little bit about the LEGO Space and Castle sets. In the clip, we also see Adam Reed Tucker, David Robertson, and fellow San Diegan Bruno Todd talk about the sets as well. It looks to be a pretty exciting episode and I can’t wait to watch it.


The Toys That Made Us Returns May 25 Including LEGO Episode

It has been announced that The Toys That Made Us will be returning to Netflix on May 25, 2018. There will be four episodes that will be coming which includes Transformers, LEGO, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek. Yes that’s right, we’re finally going to get to see the LEGO episode that was teased about a few months ago. There’s no details on what the episode will consist of but it’ll probably feature some AFOLs from Bricks LA from earlier this year as well as some footage from Billund. It was stated in a comment on my previous post about the show that the LEGO episode will focus on things that previous LEGO documentaries didn’t focus on. Whatever that means, it’ll be exciting to see what that could be.


LEGO to be Featured in The Toys That Made Us

One of the shows I’ve been enjoying on Netflix is the new documentary series, The Toys That Made Us. They’ve already shown a couple of episodes featuring some important toy lines including Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man, and G.I. Joe. I was talking to a few friends and was wondering if LEGO was going to be an episode since it was a revolutionary toy back in the day. I was skeptical because there’s so many other toys that were made in the past that may have been more popular than LEGO and it may not have made the cut.

Well it looks like I don’t have to worry about LEGO not becoming an episode because it looks like the company will be featured in one of the upcoming episodes of season two. It’ll be a while for the episode to air on Netflix because they’ve stated on their Facebook Page that it will be about four months before the show resumes.

In other news, it looks like they may have gotten some shots from Bricks LA this past weekend because I see fellow SandLUG member Miro Dudas being featured in one of their photos. I wonder if they have also taken a trip to Billund for some shots of the LEGO headquarters for the episode as well.

**Via Polygon**


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