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The history of Lego

The History of Fun podcast delves into the great Danish tradition of Lego

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This week on The History of Fun, special guest Clayton Ashley fills in for Chris Plante on paternity leave. His task: to inform Allegra and Russ of the origins of Lego, from their humble building block beginnings in a wood shop to the multimedia juggernaut they are today. Good luck, Clayton!

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New to The History of Fun? Every Monday, Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank and Chris Plante explore the hidden backstories behind the things we love to do. Ever wonder where dodgeball came from? Or the origins of the creepy Chuck E. Cheese robots? Or how about why Beanie Babies exploded and then vanished into the sands of time? We’ll seek to answer those questions and have some fun along the way! Subscribe and join us — we’d love to have you.

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