14    Aug 20122 comments

Lego’s Birthday: 80 years and an inspiring family history

Whenever a celebrity - with an interesting family history - celebrates a birthday, we try and share it with you.

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.

Three generations of the Christiansen family: Ole, Godtfred and Kjeld (Credit: http://www.brickfetish.com/timeline/1891.html)

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