Lego

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

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Lego

  1. My daughters loved playing with Lego and then my grandkids did. There’s always been a Lego Club at the schools around here where kids can stay in on rainy days or hang out after school to build things. It’s amazing what they can do with those little coloured blocks!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. I remember playing with it as a child… i remember my childeren playing with it… long time ago… but still so much fun

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

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