When Was LEGO Invented and Where Did the Name LEGO Come From?

In 1934, carpenter turned toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen held a modest contest among friends and employees to name his new toy company.

He offered a bottle of his very own homemade wine as a prize.

After getting a number of entries, Christiansen decided he liked his own entry best.

Lego, which comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “Play well”.

He uncorked his wine and drank it himself.

Lego can be assembled and connected in many ways, and the colorful interlocking plastic bricks are used to construct objects such as vehicles, buildings, and even working robots.

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