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Doodle on Monday [Google Lego Logo]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, January 27, 2008
12 years ago11,512 views

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Mayer said: There is an interesting Doodle on monday worldwide. (German: "weltweit ein sehr spannendes Doodle")
In the last Google Blog Post:
"In recognition of the global importance of data protection, the U.S. and Canada have joined 27 European countries to celebrate Data Privacy Day 2008 this Monday, January 28th."

googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Can't wait :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

cool!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can't wait, too.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's on:


google.com/logos/lego08.gif

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool logo.
Though, data privacy and Lego...? huh?

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

um... the lego logo is for the 50th year of the lego brick.

At the same time it is also privacy day!

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh I wast just going to tell you! I love how fast news run over here :)

Is there some relation between privacy and (lego) bricks? o_O
To construct conscience about data privacy?
(ok, forget it)

Is this the first 3D logo?
It hards weird ilumination and the size of the bricks may not be exact in space. What do you think?
(it's late here! I'll go bed after this post, promise!)

PS: the logo it's made of 55 pieces, without the little man. If it were 50 pieces, then we may have something geek to talk about.

PS2: It remembers me the Code Jam
google.com/codejam/
(it says they are in beta for this year's competition!)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim

WHOA... 55 pieces might be reading into it a bit much! :) Either way, good catch. I'm not sure about the first 3d logo as that could also include "sculptures" as well as other designs and/or other but it is similar to codejam. At the same time codejam wasn't Legos as I think back.

I don't think Lego has anything to do with privacy but who knows what the may have up their sleeve? It doesn't seem to be linked yet which is often the case so, maybe there is more to come....

Maybe a translation issue where Mayer was just mentioning this?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

No, Marissa said it will be a cool logo on Monday, without mentioning it's about legos, privacy or something else.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Nice logo indeed, why isn't it linked tho?

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[moved from "Google's LEGO LOGO". -Philipp]


google.com/logos/lego08.gif



Now THIS was a suprise

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yep, Larry especially loves Legos!

"I attriubute a great deal of my understanding and ability with mechanical devices to Legos and similar construction toys." – Larry Page
infolab.stanford.edu/~page/leg ...

Here are a few examples:

   – programmable plotter Larry made out of Legos


infolab.stanford.edu/~page/leg ...



- first Google "rack"


brettdaniel.com/pictures/2007/ ...



- Google "Superstars" Award


google.com/enterprise/supersta ...



- Google logo Lego sculpture in the New York office:


seankenney.com/portfolio_image ...



Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool logo!!!
Happy Birthday Lego!

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

These are real kool
Thanks beussery

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

yeah, this is my birthday too!
I've grown with legos, I love this doodle.

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh, and here's what googlers do during their 80%:
googletalk.blogspot.com/2006/0 ...

D.L. Harrison [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

What a great logo! I think LEGOS brought out the mechanical abilites in many people, including me.

Don McLeod [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I have enjoyed lego bricks since I first saw them but I was disappointed when a young son put one into my 8-Track player that used to work.
I am now 77 and looking forward to my second childhood with the neat stuff that can now be built with lego.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

First Google server wasn't made with "Lego" but with "Duplos" ;-)
googlechinablog.com/2008/01/50 ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks for the information but it's my understanding that Duplo is a version of the Lego brick also made by the Lego.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duplo

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>> Nice logo indeed, why isn't it linked tho?
Probably to stop what happend with the New Year logo occuring again.
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

beussery > Duplo is the "cheaper" version of Lego, bricks are bigger than Lego's because they are intented for baby/children (they can't swallow it). Legos are for (pre-)teenagers and young adults, just as Brin & Page :-)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

True but Duplos are Legos.

For more information vist the Lego Duplo Official website at Lego.com
preschool.lego.com/en-US/defau ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Was surprised to see this logo on an iGoogle page when the user isn't logged in. I don't think I've seen a special Google logo ever displayed on a non logged in iGoogle page before.


farm3.static.flickr.com/2163/2 ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here] Colin

They might well consider this the most important doodle ever! I wouldn't be surprised to see the Lego doodle remain a permanent fixture in iGoogle.

Not many events could top a "Privacy Day"!

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Lego Logo" – Tony]


google.com/logos/lego08.gif



does anyone got this on your Google homepage?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Notice anything different about this (besides the typeface.)


img.photobucket.com/albums/v24 ...



Note position of the 'make google your homepage.' it's usually below those three links.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

File -> Print 3D Lego


farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/2 ...


flickr.com/photos/manfrys/2226 ...
[photo by Antonio Manfredonio, CC{by-sa} license]

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