Friday, August 10, 2007

Oh happy day!

Going off-topic briefly to celebrate a special occasion. Seventy-five years ago, in 1932, a Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen started selling wooden toys. Two years later, one of his employees came up with the name "LEGO," as a contraction of the Danish phrase "Leg godt," meaning "Play well." For another twelve years it was still all wooden toys, until they first started experimenting with plastic molding. The interlocking LEGO brick was introduced in 1958, and the poseable minifig came in 1978. VignetteBricks came in 2005. ;) Read more history here.

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1 comment:

"Big Daddy" Nelson said...

Happy 75th Anniversary, LEGO!!!
Thank you for your products.