Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Lego Denmark

Legos were invented by a Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen and his family in the 1930s. The name came from the Danish words leg godt which translates as "play well". However the first "legos" were not the plastic bricks everyone knows, as they didn't come out for at least a decade.

13 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Having bought quite a few Lego's for various special occasions, I found this fascinating. I didn't realize they were thought up in the 30's.

Bob Bushell said...

I used a set back in '50s, it was a great game. Funny that they use oil as its main ingredient.

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know that. Did you know they have a Lego Land Theme Park?

Pat Hatt said...

Didn't know where it came from, but lego is fun

Margaret D said...

Lego's are so good. We have buckets and buckets of them down here in this house.

Al Penwasser said...

So, did Legolas from Lord of the Rings play with them as a child?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, now people know who to curse when stepping on one in the middle of the night.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

They go pretty far back, and they're still so popular!

Adam said...

Yes, I forget where it's at. I wish it was close by

stephen Hayes said...

Our son sure loved them when he was small. Now that he's grown I miss the sound of pieces being sucked into the vacuum cleaner.

Anna-Alina said...

I've had Lego in my childhood.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I hate Legos. I was thrilled when I had girls since I didn't think we'd ever have to mess with them. Then, those bastards at Lego decided to come up with a line directed at girls. Now, my feet take a beating and my wallet is flat.

bj said...

When our grandsons were little, we didn't walk around the house in the dark because we'd step on.....Legos.....