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LONDON, UK (October 26) – Lego has been voted the best toy of the past 100 years. The plastic building blocks have proved a hit with generations of children. Some 31% of the 2000 adults questioned in the poll said Lego was the must-have toy of the past century. The traditional toy beat a relatively […]

LONDON, UK (October 26) – Lego has been voted the best toy of the past 100 years. The plastic building blocks have proved a hit with generations of children. Some 31% of the 2000 adults questioned in the poll said Lego was the must-have toy of the past century. The traditional toy beat a relatively new entrant to the market, computer games and consoles, which got 14% of the vote. The YouGov survey was commissioned by the Museum of Childhood in London to mark the start of an exhibition on toys through the generations. A museum spokeswoman said: “With Lego, play is open-ended. You can do so much with it and it’s up to you whether you build something simple or very detailed.” Third place in the poll was teddy bears with 9 %, then Meccano (8 %), train sets (7 %) and bicycles (6 %). (MH)

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