What is The Lego Story?
The History of The Lego Company
It all started with an unemployed and struggling carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen in Denmark in 1932...
The history of the Lego Company is fascinating, whether or not you are an enthusiast. As part of its 80th anniversary, the company released an interesting video called The Lego Story, which shares the development of the company from the very beginning in 1932 through to the development of that iconic little plastic brick that is still hugely popular today.
On this page, you will find that animated video, The Lego Story, and you will learn a bit more about how the company came into existence.
The Lego Story Video
The Lego Story: 80th Anniversary Video by the Lego Group
This is not a short video. It runs for just over 17 minutes but, if you are interested in the history of the Lego company, you will find it interesting. It is the simplest way to get a grasp on the background of the company and it is very well done, sort of like the Lego product itself.
The Lego company says that their toys are expensive because of their concern for quality and safety. They use high quality materials, which makes your child's toys safe and durable enough to pass between generations. On a tour, Lego Gizmodo was told that, "no bricks have ever decomposed or released any chemical substances." Not many toys can make claims like that.
Fascinating Lego Stories
A Million Little Bricks
In Sarah Herman's book A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon, you will discover how Lego fought its way out of near collapse and went on to make today’s children care about their toy products. It covers the old and the new and will have you longing for yet more Lego.
Lego Becomes World's Top Toymaker
From The Guardian, this story from February 2014 tells how the Lego company increased revenue so much during the last decade that they dethroned Mattel from its position as top toy company. Click here to learn more.
The Lego Book
Daniel Lipkowitz's The Lego Book contains 256 pages of information and pictures about the Lego company. It is a DK children's book recommended for individuals aged 8 to 17 years old who are keenly interested in Lego.
Interesting Lego Trivia
- Ole Kirk Christiansen patterned Lego bricks after the Kiddicraft Self-Locking Building Brick.
- A 1958 Lego brick works with a brick made in 2014.
- The first minifigures were created for the Town, Space, and Castle playsets in 1978.
- Four billion Lego minifigures have been made since 1978.
- It is estimated that 19 billion Lego pieces are made every year.
- Approximately 36,000 pieces are made every minute.
- Approximately 2.16 million pieces are made every hour.
- Duplo bricks work with Lego bricks. Who knew?
More Lego Reading
- Rare & Hard To Find Lego
Love Lego? You'll love some of these rare and hard-to-find Lego sets!
- The Best Lego Gift Ideas (2014)
If you're looking for a great Lego gift idea that is not a Lego set, you will find some of the best choices here on this page.
- The Simpsons Lego
Lego has released one amazing Simpsons themed Lego set. The Simpsons' House is set number 71006 and has 2,523 pieces. Learn more here.
- The Lego Movie Review (2014)
As of Sunday, March 16, 2014, The Lego Movie stood in the number one position with box office sales of $236.9 million or 12 percent of box office sales to that date. Shortly after its release, more people had seen it than had seen all 12 of the...
- LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Sets
Many Lego fans anxiously awaited the release of the new Lego DC Universe Super Heroes sets. There were rumours that the Lego Group had signed a contract with DC Comics to release a new Lego DC Universe theme and finally the rumours have become a...
- Buy The LEGO Taj Mahal: The Largest Lego Set 10189
The Lego Taj Mahal is an impressive set that recreates one of the man made wonders of the world and ranks as Lego's largest set.
The LEGO Story Bloopers
If you have Lego in your house, you have all experienced this...
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