Google’s link to LEGO goes way back…

… back all the way to the “first server, created by and when they were graduate students at Stanford’s School of Engineering in the 1990s“.

This server is now at the Huang Engineering Center, in the Stanford School of Engineering.  The picture below speaks for itself. 

The only quibble I have with the server is why Duplo??? 😛

You can read more about this server from

UPDATE: Oh my gosh, Akunthita confirmed those are not Duplo but some clone bricks! The Google founders! Oh my, speechless…

7 Responses to Google’s link to LEGO goes way back…

  1. Great picture! I don’t think that is DUPLO though…..:(
    It appears to be an other brand. Those are not DUPLO figs (although similar), and the studs on the bricks are way too tall. I know there are other, DUPLO-like brands, but I’m not sure which one it is.
    Google choose the dark side from the very beginning! 😛

  2. Katie says:

    The height of the studs reminds me of MegaBloks…. they’re DUPLO equivalent bricks have a higher stud, which makes it harder to pull apart and irritates the heck out of me. We got a bunch mixed with our true DUPLO, but I think we finally got rid of all of them.

  3. Andrew says:

    Apparently, there is a little bit of both LEGO and non-LEGO. But let’s not be too harsh on a start-up! They’ve managed to make ammends since 🙂

  4. Ulrik says:

    It is a historical misconception that the bricks used for the original Google server were made of product from The LEGO Group. They sure looks like Mega Bloks but that doesn’t sound too cool does it? 😉

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