50 Year Of Legos

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for little plastic bricks on January 28, 1958. Fifty years later, 400 billion Lego elements have been produced.

Lego always meant to unlock the imagination of its users. The company emphasizes free-form play and has become wildly popular with children through the years. The Lego Group is the world’s fifth-largest toymaker in terms of sales.

The Lego brick hasn’t changed in the last half-century either. Bricks used today can interlock with those built in 1958.

Click here to read more about this company’s influence on young people.

19 Responses to “50 Year Of Legos”

  1. starfreak
    January 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    Hooray for Legos!

  2. elrom
    January 28, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    i love lego so much i wish i had every lego kit.

  3. Da Boss
    January 29, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    GO LEGO’S

  4. Sam Solo
    January 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    Lego’s are so awesome!

  5. bookworm
    January 29, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    I think that they should not of replaced the rock raiders sets

  6. Metlover
    January 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm #

    Lego my Lego!

  7. Da5534
    January 30, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    legos rule

  8. Da Boss
    January 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    who else like Mars Mission?

  9. corky
    January 30, 2008 at 5:49 pm #

    I <3 LEGOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Lego man
    January 30, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    Legos are the greatest

  11. legos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    January 31, 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    I LOVE LEGOS!!!!!!!!!!! i hope they keep on going for a lot longer

  12. nice boy
    January 31, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    nice boy says,”weeeeee for lego man(Legos are good for da heart)”.

  13. Hylian Hero
    January 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Legos are cool!

  14. FDSHFN/LEGO LOVER
    February 2, 2008 at 9:05 am #

    I LOVE LEGOS I HAVE OVER 10,000

    LEGOS RULE THEY SHOULD NEVER CHANGE

  15. Jman
    October 25, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    Legos are the best toys in the universe!!!!!! Me and my brothers have tons of them.

  16. Jman
    October 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    The Lego agents rock!!

  17. Jman
    October 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    The Lego website rocks!

  18. Mecha Sonic
    March 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    Uh, wow. Lots of praise over the little bricks. Oh, by the way, what kind of custom weapons have you made for the Glatorian Legends? I made Mata Nui’s sword from the movies.

  19. blizzard
    November 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    star wars legos are awesome

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