The Lego brick in its present form dates to 1958.
By 1973 sets were being shipped all over the world.
A Lego magazine ad from 1982
The name ‘LEGO’ is a mash up of two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”.
Lego is a family run business founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandchild of the founder.
Over the past almost 80 years the company has come a long way from a small carpenter’s workshop to a modern, global enterprise that is now one of the world’s largest manufacturer of toys.