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LEGO Predecessors, Compared

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The history of building brick toys goes way back and as Jangbricks’ video shows, LEGO was actually quite late to the party.


Some of these proto-LEGO bricks were hollow on the inside, and the truly early ones were made of compressed wood and even rubber. Still, not too much different from LEGO bricks, just a bit simpler, since injection molding machines didn’t really exist in 1940.

Jangbricks has a nice collection (no clay bricks from antiquity though) of all these old toys, and not just compares them to modern-day LEGO, but tries to do some custom builds.

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Jeff Nussbaum

Wow, this guy’s voice is annoying. Overpronounce all the T sounds.