- Godtfred Kirk Christiansen resigns as chairman of LEGO System A/S and LEGO Overseas, and Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen takes over.
- The Samsonite Corporation ceases to distribute LEGO in Canada.
- Another factory is opened in Manaus, Brazil.
- Computer-controlled TECHNIC robots are placed in schools.
- LEGO Fiction becomes LEGO Publishing.
- The 1x5x4 half arch is introduced.