LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates birthday of iconic LEGO

LEGO is celebrating a big birthday of its most popular piece and it all started 40 years ago.

"The first one ever made came out in 1978, the mini-figure that has become so popular," Alec Posta said.

The mini-figure is so popular, LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Arizona Mills invited 40 very special children from the Down Syndrome Network Arizona.

"Children with Down syndrome and really all their lives, they have low muscle tone," Louise Bowden said. "I don't think people realize that, so working and creating the LEGOLAND Legos and working with them is amazing and really helps them with their fine-motor skills."

The children, ages 4 to 12, spent the morning playing, learning, and of course, celebrating.

"It's wonderful here," Bowden said. "Everything is colorful and bright and the kids are just enjoying it so much. I'm so glad they invited us to this event."

The public is invited to attend all the fun this weekend and next at LEGOLAND in Tempe.

Down Syndrome Network of Arizona