This is more like a question I'd like to ask our danish friends.
Does Lego take a big part in every Dane's life?
I mean, think about it, as much as I think of Denmark from the angle of it's history ( as I am a historian myself ), in the eyes of the modern World "Denmark" is just a another tiny country, somewhere next to Sweden ( porn industry ) and Germany ( nazi industry ). It's completely absent in the media and newspapers.
Well, perhaps some people might have heard about Queen Margrethe, Andersen's fairy tailes or... that big pile of snow and ice near the north pole with lots of funny natives living in igloos and running with harpoons is this little country's province
Perhaps some people my know it for Kopehagen's little mermaid... and some Californians would be familiar with the lovely city of Solvang...
And then... there is this most popular toy in the history of the universe. A phenomenon beating large american companies and trademarks... by only one product
Seriously, Lego is like the biggest danish contribution to the history of human civilization since the times of your cotrol of Oresund
If Lego has been invented in USA Americans would never give it a thought... they have thousands of things that make America famous.
But with Danes...
So how big is/was Lego's impact on your life?
Do all danish childen go on a pilgrimage to Disneyland like if it was a Holy Land?
Is it in the every day's news, do politicians talk about it?
Are foreign toys considered a second class product?
Are Lego's ups and downs also ups and downs of the entire nation? ...
Or perhaps the whole Lego mania makes you guys sick of it?
This is a very interesting matter for me as there is a lot of societies, cities or regions who often build their own identity and pride on just a single silly product or landmark.
Like with the Poles. I'm pretty sure that Lego would be our second God if it got invented here...
Since we cannot offer much to the civilization we get extremely overproud and crazy of any famous filmaker, musician or inventor with even minimal polish roots. Our politicians take our sportsmen' and business men's succeses as if those were government's successes and we patriotically celebrate a lot of silly things that no other nation would care about...
Edited by Mazin, 18 November 2012 - 03:21 AM.