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Tuckerfan
2005-Apr-17, 10:50 PM
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Candy
2005-Apr-18, 10:24 PM
http://home.att.net/~candy.stair/legoman.gif

Isn't he cute?

teddyv
2005-Apr-18, 10:40 PM
(Possible) nitpick on the thread title. I do recall reading on a Lego box years ago, that Lego is not to be referred to as "Legos", the plural of Lego is still Lego. Maybe someone can confirm that as that's going back at least 20 years now.

Candy
2005-Apr-18, 10:52 PM
http://home.att.net/~candy.stair/legospace.jpg

8)

Nicolas
2005-Apr-18, 11:06 PM
While "legos" is often used, the blocks (plural!) are called "lego blocks".

"Lego" already refers to the type of blocks, so also to multiple lego blocks. "legos" would refer to multiple types, which don't exist (the other types have different brand names, or are called Duplo and the like).

I have never seen that name rant on a lego box however :).

On a sidenote, I think it is "Lego Technic" and not "Lego Technics" as is often said.

Tuckerfan
2005-Apr-18, 11:08 PM
While "legos" is often used, the blocks (plural!) are called "lego blocks".

"Lego" already refers to the type of blocks, so also to multiple lego blocks. "legos" would refer to multiple types, which don't exist (the other types have different brand names, or are called Duplo and the like).

I have never seen that name rant on a lego box however :).

On a sidenote, I think it is "Lego Technic" and not "Lego Technics" as is often said.Meh, what do those guys know, they only invented the things. ;)

Grey
2005-Apr-18, 11:10 PM
I have never seen that name rant on a lego box however :).
I have. I recall one box specifically stating that we should not refer to multiple Lego pieces as "Legos", but rather we should say "Lego Bricks and Toys". From that, I believe the manufacturer thinks that "Lego" should never be used as a noun referring to the pieces at all.

Nicolas
2005-Apr-18, 11:15 PM
I never used "legos"

I used (the dutch equivalent of)

"lego blocks"

"I'm going to play with lego"
"It's made from lego"
"I'm going to play with the lego"


but never "I'm going to play with the Legos"

So I only made the smaller "mistakes" :)

TriangleMan
2005-Apr-19, 04:30 PM
From www.lego.com (http://www.lego.com/eng/factory/design/faqs.asp):

Question: What is the plural form of "LEGO"? Is it LEGO? Or LEGOs?

Answer: LEGO is a trademark name and not a noun. So, the correct plural would be "LEGO bricks".

-Olav Kr°igaard, LEGO Designer


So teddyv is right, but personally I can't see kids saying "LEGO blocks" or "LEGO bricks" instead of "LEGOs". The company is just going to have to accept that we call them LEGOs. :)

Nicolas
2005-Apr-19, 04:40 PM
Well in that case I wasn't a normal kid Triangleman! :wink: :)

teddyv
2005-Apr-19, 04:44 PM
Well in that case I wasn't a normal kid Triangleman! :wink: :)

Neither was I, for that matter. I always referred to it as Lego only.

Grey
2005-Apr-19, 04:45 PM
And actually I always called them "Lego blocks" as well. And though I don't think I ever actually corrected anyone, I do recall that I was privately annoyed at my friends calling them "Legos" when I was young. I think that like Nicolas, though, I'd probably have to acknowledge that any claims of me being normal are greatly exaggerated. :D

Nicolas
2005-Apr-19, 04:47 PM
Oh you were annoyed by it as well! :D

We have a lot in common :)

On a sidenote, I still have my Lego Rocket + launch pad, red cross plane and police helicopter here in my room. But I'm an aerospace student, so it's allowed :) 8)

Candy
2005-Apr-19, 04:56 PM
Leggo my Eggo's!

TriangleMan
2005-Apr-19, 05:14 PM
'LEGOs' is so common a term there is a plea from the company posted on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego)


The word LEGO« is a brand name and is very special to all of us in the LEGO Group Companies. We would sincerely like your help in keeping it special. Please always refer to our bricks as 'LEGO Bricks or Toys' and not 'LEGOS.' By doing so, you will be helping to protect and preserve a brand of which we are very proud and that stands for quality the world over. Thank you! Susan Williams, Consumer Services.

'LEGO' is all-caps too. One of the few times I can use all-caps and not look like a woo-woo. :lol:

TriangleMan
2005-Apr-19, 05:16 PM
Well in that case I wasn't a normal kid Triangleman! :wink: :)
Especially if English wasn't your first language and you still called them 'LEGO blocks' as a kid. :wink:

astronomo flaquito
2005-Apr-19, 05:47 PM
...is common, is it not?

Somebody please pass me a kleenex, this topic makes me want to cry.

Nicolas
2005-Apr-19, 05:50 PM
Well in that case I wasn't a normal kid Triangleman! :wink: :)
Especially if English wasn't your first language and you still called them 'LEGO blocks' as a kid. :wink:

Oh I was a very internationally oriented kid! :D

(I said "Dutch equivalent of")