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Lego Minifigure Year by Year A Visual History

LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History by Gregory Farshtey came out in September of this year. Mashable.com has assembled about 15 of the facts from this book on their website:


Here are two examples of their fun facts with questions to follow:

  1. Lego designer chose the colour yellow to best represent all races and ethnicities. Do you think this was a wise choice why or why not?
  2. The Lego designers create all Lego figure’s heads with a hole in the top to prevent the small pieces of plastic from being a choking hazard. Using your inferential skills, what do you think might be the top ten foods that might be a choking risk to children.

Teacher resource: According to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the top ten foods kids choke on are:

10-hot dogs

9-cookies, crackers and biscuits

8-chips, pretzels and popcorn

7-seeds, nuts, and shells


5-fruit and vegetables


3-meat (not including hotdogs)

2-candy and gum

1-hard candy