Lego: It's not just for kids, anymore
Although Denmark-based Lego Group has been making its iconic plastic building toys for children since 1949, its efforts to attract adults with more complex sets containing thousands of pieces have come only recently.
But huge, 3,000-plus-piece sets such as the Death Star didn't happen overnight. Lego has been quietly increasing the size and complexity of its sets for decades to match the sophistication levels of kids as they got older. The move toward more complexity started in earnest in the 1970s.
Here are some of the bigger sets introduced by the company over the past 40 years that bridged the span between older children and adults.
Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are the cowboys of the Arctic. Their family leads a collective of traditional reindeer herders that manages the last ... More Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are the cowboys of the Arctic. Their family leads a collective of traditional reindeer herders that manages the last group of wild reindeer in all of Finland. "Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys" is a documentary film that follows a year in the life of the Aatsinki family. Learn more at http://arcticcowboys.com/. See more footage in the interactive experience at http://www.aatsinkiseason.com/.
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