It’s a small world after all, especially when you and most of your family were molded in Denmark. Of course, the last few years minifigs have also been molded in other parts of the world and LEGO has had a bit of an effort to ensure that those factories produce the same quality minifigs as they do in Denmark. Little kids don’t always notice — except if the parts don’t all fit together right. But it hasn’t been as bad as Mega Blocks traditionally are.

Have you ever met someone far from home who actually came from the same area, and you never knew them before?

[This post originally published Monday, July 20, 2009. It is the first in a multi-part series that I did as a Conversation with Brick Bender — mildly fictionalizing Jonathan Bender — a real-life human being who was in the last stages of publishing his book — LEGO A Love Story.]