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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