Lego Speech

I will keep my speakturn about Lego.
Lego was invented by Ole Kirk Christiansens.
Ole Kirk was a carpenter.
He mostly wooden kitchen gear and ironing boards.
At that time, many things in wood.
For his son Godtfred he occasionally wooden toys.
And so did Ole the first building blocks that later would be our Lego bricks.

Ole Kirk Christiansen
Ole Kirk Christiansen lego

After World War II went to Ole plastic building blocks.
The blocks were first round knobs on the top and were hollow at the bottom. Later this was improved by tubes in the underside of the tiles in place. This allowed them more ways to be connected. But the stones were of poor quality and did not sell so well. In 1958 Ole Kirk died and his son took over his company. Slowly, the quality of the stones better and sold the stones better. After a fire in the factory decided to only make plastic stones. From then it was really good with Lego.

old Lego bricks
Lego first company

There were more models like the Lego, Lego duplo for toddlers and later Lego Space,
later still primo for baby's and Lego Technic.
one of the last renewal is Lego Mindstorms.
This allows you to build and program robots.
Meanwhile, there are games for the PC and Game Boy.
Today, about 2,200 different kinds of Lego bricks in 55 different colors.

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0
Lego Technic

In 2008, Lego was 50 years old and therefore there was golden stones available.
In the 50 years that Lego is Lego already has 2 times the price of won toy years.

Lego 50 years

The name Lego comes from the Danish words leg godt of what play meansand means what is good, So Lego toys really mean.
In 1968, the first Legoland opened in Denmark, Legoland later, also in England,the United States and Germany

Legoland Billund