The LEGO Company was founded in 1932 in
Billund, Denmark, by master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen.
Since 1958, the company has introduced new shapes and colors,
with approximately 2,000 distinct elements now in the LEGO System
of Play. Today, the LEGO assortment ranges from toys for babies
as young as 3 months, up to complex robotics sets that challenge
even the biggest kids, including parents.
The word LEGO is a contraction of two Danish words, "Leg"
and "Godt," meaning "play well" in Danish.
Imagination is inherent to LEGO play. A space ship can be transformed
the next day into a race car or a castle. It's the limitless
play that makes playing with LEGO bricks so much fun.