The LEGO Group’s (that’s us!) story is a rather nice and simple one we think.
Our Founding Father, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, was a master carpenter and joiner. In 1932, he began to manufacture toys for sale in Billund, Denmark and from then on the LEGO brand was born!
The world-famous LEGO Brick didn’t make an appearance until a little later on in the 50’s. Since then, we’ve brought various toys, play experiences and teaching materials to over 130 countries.
The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. It’s our name and it’s our ideal.