Today's post isn't about a person, but a product - one we all know and love - Lego.
This past weekend marked the 80th birthday of the famous family toy enjoyed for generations.
Very much a family business, Lego was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. He built the company, with his bare hands, along with his son Godtfred, who became the company's second owner, and the designer of the important inter-locking brick system. The company is today run by Kjeld, Godtfred's son.
Ole created the name Lego, combining the Danish words leg (play) and godt (well). In Latin, Lego also means ''I put together" - making it a truly appropriate name.
To celebrate its birthday, Lego created an animated film to share their founders' family history and the company's story. The Christiansen family is an example of how - in times of adversity - family is a great inspiration and support. The Lego story is an important life lesson of how to make the best of every situation.
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