Ole Kirk Christiansen founded a toy manufacturing company near the village of Billund in Denmark.
In this year, the company got the name LEGO from the Danish Leg Godt (to play well). The company has 6-7 employees.
In this year, the LEGO factory burned down to the ground, but the production of wooden toys continued.
LEGO was the first company in Denmark to buy a machine that manufactured plastic toys. The device cost 30 000 Danish crowns. The income of the company for that year was 250 000 Danish crowns.
The LEGO company celebrates the creation of the first Automatic Binding Bricks (these were the predecessors of today's LEGO bricks). Their offer consists of nearly 200 different plastic and wooden toys. So far, they are only selling in Denmark.
Director Christian Lund shot the first black and white, silent film on LEGO toys.
On his way to England, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen meets a sales agent on the plane. During their conversation, the agent starts thinking that LEGO lacks a system and ideas.
The company sets up the first international salespoint in Germany (in they city of Hohenweted) and meanwhile produces their first truck.
During another fire the company grounds, the warehouse with wooden toys was completely destroyed. This leads to an ending production of wooden toys.
In the assortment are 57 LEGO building kits and 25 cars. During the whole year, 706 million LEGO units were produced.
On the 7th of August 1968, the opening of the first LEGOLAND is celebrated in Billund. Only on the first day, it receives more than 3 000 people. In the entire first year, the attendance was over 625 000 visitors.
The central company has over 1000 employees.
A LEGO employee, Jens Nygaard Knuden, invented the LEGO mini-figure.
In the year 1975, LEGO revealed a new series of sets called the Expert Series, which is intended for proficient builders.
In the year 1989, LEGO invented and published the first Lego pirate ship, set 6285, named Black Seas Barracuda.
In March 2011, the first private Museum of Bricks was opened in Prague.