|Exposition Universelle – Paris 1900|
What started off as an innocent question on why we are shooting plastic has turned into a deep dive of old dinosaur emotions and recognition of our roots and influences. Most probably we will also be taking a little detour back to the future before we are done.
The Eiffel Tower for sure laid the foundations for the “Mechanics Made Easy” play sets found in 1901 and must have played an inspirational role in why some of our LEGO bricks contain holes in the middle.
Nobel prize winner Sir Harry Kroto actually goes as far as blaming the UK railway failures on the younger generation growing up with plastic (read LEGO) instead of perforated metal (read Mecanno).
We don’t want to turn this into an epic discussion of which toy is best (remember those epic Nikon vs Canon discussions) but stay on the why we are shooting plastic.
We will continue to search for the why, in our past, our present and our future …
Shooting plastic, one brick at a time …