Monday, January 28, 2008

50th Anniversary of LEGO

Today, January 28th, is the 50th birthday of the LEGO brick.medium_2225773969_e4dfa8a211_o

Lego history began in 1932 in Billund, Denmark, where Ole Kirk Christansen founded a small factory of wooden toys. The name Lego comes from a fusion of the Danish words “LEg” and “GOdt” which means "play well".

In 1947, Christansen bought the first plastic injection molding machine in Denmark. He developed the early prototypes for the LEGO brick and in 1958 he patented the LEGO brick. Today’s LEGO bricks still fit bricks from 1958.

Below is a timeline (from gizmodo.com, click the image for the original article) of LEGO.

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LEGO, is launching a kit to commemorate it's 50th birthday, 3 gold bricks included (LEGO Town Plan).

With information and images from:
Gizmodo, LEGO Brick Timeline and LEGO.com, 50th Birthday of the LEGO Brick.

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