Sunday, January 28, 2018

Happy Birthday LEGO!

That's right, LEGO turns 60 today!  It's amazing to hear it because this company hasn't really changed over the decades. This brick has been loved for generations past, and generations to come.

Looking back at the company, LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen launched the first bricks called Automatic Binding Bricks in 1949.  In 1953, the name was changed to LEGO  or “Mursten” which is Danish for LEGO bricks.  The original bricks were hollow underneath, so they had limited clutch power unlike the bricks today.  LEGO's early years had color bricks available that were white, red, yellow, blue and green.  LEGO has definitely grown since!  Check out this video to see the company in its early years!