LEGO COMPANY TIME LINE
1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen is born
1916 Ole Kirk Christiansen
purchases small woodshop in Billund
1932 Ole Kirks shop begins to manufacture wooden toys.
1934 The LEGO Company name is created.
1939 The lego Company has 10 employees
1942 The LEGO factory burns to the ground.
1943 The LEGO Company has about 40 employees.
1948 The LEGO Company has about 50 employees.
1949 Automatic Binding Bricks are first created. At this time there are only four colors available.
1950 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen is appointed Junior Vice President at the age of 30.
1951 The first film about the LEGO Company is shot.
1953 The Automatic Binding Bricks name is changed to LEGO bricks. The name LEGO is now printed inside all bricks.
1954 The word LEGO is
officially registered in
1955 LEGO System of Play is introduced.
1958 Ole Kirk Christiansen passes away. The company is passed down to his son Godtfred Kirk Christiansen.
1961 The LEGO Group introduces the wheel into production.
1966 LEGO products are sold in over 42 countries.
1968 LEGOLAND is opened in
1969 DUPLO bricks are launched internationally.
1974 LEGO Family Figurines are introduced.
1975 LEGO Expert Series is introduced.
1977 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (third generation) joins LEGO management group.
1981 First LEGO World Show
is hosted in
1984 LEGO Castle Series is introduced.
1989 LEGO Pirate line is introduced.
1990 LEGO Group is one of the worlds 10 largest toy manufacturers.
1993 LEGO kids wear is introduced.
1996 www.lego.com is launched.
1998 LEGO software is introduced.
1999 LEGOLAND opens in
2000 LEGO Group partners with Steven Spielberg
2001 Bionicle Line is introduced.
2002 LEGO Duplo is replaced with Lets Explore brand.
2003 Clikits for girls are introduced.