Les hommes naissent libres et lego by La Fraise

by Andy on February 6, 2008

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I don’t get the joke on this design (something about equality maybe?), as is oft-discussed on these pages my French can get me, food, drink, directions and and pretty much anything in a builder’s merchants, but I don’t really understand the much else. Still, a very timely release from the La Fraise team since Lego turned 50 recently. And if you want to see what people do with Lego nowadays, check out this post from BoingBoing.

Costiness=€35/22 Links: hoodie/Tee

  • http://www.shirtspotting.com/ Markus

    I think it’s a pun with the sentence “Les hommes naissent libres et égaux” which means “Man (/humans) is (/are) born free and equal”.

  • http://andrewbowness.com Andy

    I thought it might be something like that, but on the La Fraise blog they were chatting about light, which confused me.

  • Ache

    So… The sentence means “Human beings born free and equal”. It’s the first sentence of french bill of rights after the French Revolution (1789). In french “equal” is “égaux” and this word sounds like “légo” in french language. So here is the joke.

  • http://andrewbowness.com Andy

    Thanks for the comprehensive explanation, Ache, and with the eco tee too!

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