Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: The Lego Story

To recognize 80 years of toy creation, Lego has released this 17-minute story of the company’s history. This short film, which can be found on YouTube, is sure to invoke feelings of nostalgia in every adult who loved the plastic brick toy as a kid.

The animated video describes the life of Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen, who created the company in 1932, and his son Godtfred, Lego’s second owner, from the perspective of current owner Kjeld, the founder’s grandson.

Even the most ardent Lego fans are sure to learn something new about the Danish toy company. For instance, the name Lego comes from the Danish for “play well” is “leg godt.” Coincidentally, Lego means “I put together” in Latin. Learn more about the company at the official Lego website.

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