Happy 80th Birthday Lego

So a few days ago, Lego celebrated its 80th anniversary

Here is a lengthy but completely engaging animated video telling the Lego story in a memorable and motivating way.

It describes the life of Ole Kirk Christiansen, who created the company in 1932 with his son Godtfred, Lego’s second owner, all narrated from the perspective of the founder’s grandson and current owner Kjeld, and how they came up with the name Lego  from the Danish “leg godt” which means “play well” as well as “I put together” in Latin.

hopefully future generations will help celebrate their 160th anniversary

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6 comments on “Happy 80th Birthday Lego

  1. Eric at A Lego a Day says:

    Absolutely wonderful video. I knew a lot of Lego history, but learned way more from this video. Just loved the animation.

  2. trkingmomoe says:

    My grandson enjoyed this. We plan to go to Lego land this fall. We live just a hour away in Florida. Thanks for sharing.

  3. alythmum says:

    Must show this to YS …. we too are aiming to go to Legoland in October – just the 2 of us – but in Windsor rather than Florida

    • legogirl says:

      Great, we went a couple of yrs ago to Windsor, the kids enjoyed it, I hovered taking photos as bad knee meant I couldn’t get on anything. lol We still never got around the whole park and we were still 2 hrs later back at SIL’s for tea

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