History of the Lego
The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934 his company came to be called Lego. It expanded to producing plastic toys in 1940. In 1949 Lego began producing the now famous interlocking bricks, calling them “Automatic Binding Bricks”. … The bricks, manufactured from cellulose acetate, were a development of traditional stackable wooden blocks that locked together by means of several round studs on top and a hollow rectangular bottom. The blocks snapped together, but not so tightly that they required extraordinary effort to be separated.
The company name Lego was coined by Christiansen from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”. The name could also be interpreted as “I put together” and “I assemble” in Latin, though this would be a somewhat forced application of the general sense “I collect; I gather; I learn”; the word is most used in the derived sense “I read”.
The Lego Group’s motto is kun det bedste er godt nok which means ‘only the best is good enough’.
Read and Enjoy –
The Lego Bible
or rather, The Brick Testament
Check These Great Legos Out!
Ricki says, Legoland rocks!
Laura says: It was so fun, you can just let your imagination fly and build whatever you want.
Daniel says: It was so beautiful, seeing all the germs in one place. Apparently you can build entire rooms (rectan.gu.lar).
Lego Ipod Speakers
The Lego’s older, larger sister, the Duplo, is also a rectangle.