Google today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the invention of the modern Lego bricks.

The LEGO history began in 1932 in Denmark, when Ole Kirk Christansen founded a small factory for wooden toys in the unknown town of Billund in the south of the country. To find a name for his company he organized a competition among his employees. As fate would have it however, he himself came up with the best name: LEGO – a fusion of the Danish words “LEg” and “GOdt” (”play wellv). [”50th Birthday of the LEGO Brick” -]

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