Lego

Aug 16, 2012

Billund

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well.” The company was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen and has ever since passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandchild of the founder.

It has come a long way over the past almost 80 years – from a small carpenter’s workshop to a modern, global enterprise that is now, in terms of sales, the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of toys.

Happy Birthday!

Lego