I watched The Lego Movie once again. Like the first time, I cried like a little kid. It's a good movie, but the strong emotional reaction came from deep inside, firing the same childhood memories that The Lego Memory Lane—Leg0 HQ's underground secret vault with all their sets—did when I visited it in Billund, Denmark.
In Billund, everything is awesome. I was there back in June 2008 during an exclusive tour of the factory and it's a magical wonderland. I saw how bricks and minifigs are made. How they store them in a giant 65-foot-high Lego cathedral controlled by robots—which seems out of Willy Wonka. Then I visited their museum house—the original family home of the company founder—which has some of the best and most famous Lego sets in history on display.