Thursday, August 20, 2009

This Article is One Worth Reading

If you're like me, you like LEGO. And if you really are like me, you also like to read British magazines and newspapers more than or as much as their American counterparts.

A recent article I found on the "TimesOnline" by one Damian Whitworth may be one of the best written articles about LEGO in general that I've ever read.

This guy is not a LEGO novice. I didn't read "Legos" once. That alone makes this article a slice above the rest.

Overall, his commentaries on the product and the brand are wonderful.

I'm not so sure about his idea to build welfare housing with "mega sized waterproof Lego bricks" but hey, to each his own.

I'd also like to add that I completely agree with his statement about LEGOLAND(s) at the end.

So, check out the article for yourself and see what you think.


Steven said...

What's the big deal if someone doesn't know how to "properly" spell LEGO? I can't keep up with what the proper pronunciation is supposed to be.

If you watched CNBC's /Street Signs/ (the US channel - known as plain vanilla "CNBC", mind you) from last Monday, they interviewed the LEGO CEO. But I guess with you LEGO spelling geeks could get after the deko operator's (forget newspaper writers) misspellings cause s/he spelled "LEGOs" on some of the graphics and titles.

Though some titles did show it the right way. I guess the deko op was going back and forth, just like me cause I don't know how to make any AFOL happy - damned if you do, damned if you don't, I suppose.



Lego Model of the Day said...

I have no idea why people continue to do it wrong. It's also a little funny to note that Brickapolis actually got it a little wrong above, too - it should always be all caps, with a registered trademark symbol handy when it is used as an adjective (the symbol isn't necessary when discussing the company and not just the bricks).

Nobody in cable news cares enough about doing things right to worry about any of these things anyway, and this article was better than most (even if it was still a bit off for my tastes).

Personally, I like being a snob about these things - it forces me to keep a pretty high standard here.

Of course, this post will look silly after I change the "Lego" bits to "LEGO"...