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The following is a brief timeline of LEGO history.


19th century

1890's

  • Ole Kirk Christiansen, LEGO Company]] is born.
  • The woodworking shop that the Chrisiansens made is founded.

20th century

1910's

  • Ole Kirk purchases the woodworking shop.

1920's

  • Ole Kirk's shop burns down. Ole Kirk builds a new and larger shop.

1930's

  • The original LEGO logo created in 1934.
  • The LEGO logo as of 1936.
  • The LEGO logo as it appeared in 1946.
  • Another LEGO logo used during the year 1946.
  • The LEGO logo during the year 1948.
  • The logo used by the LEGO during 1950.
  • LEGO company's logo in the year 1953.
  • A LEGO logo in 1953. Note: "LEGO Mursten".
  • LEGO's logo in 1953. Nicknamed the "Sausage Logo".
  • "LEGO Mursten" logo in 1955.
  • Another "LEGO Mursten" logo in 1955.
  • The LEGO logo from 1956.
  • A LEGO logo in 1958.
  • One of the LEGO logos used in 1958.
  • Another LEGO logo in 1958. Note the blue colour.
  • Yet another logo used by the LEGO company in 1958.
  • The LEGO company's logo in 1964.
  • LEGO's logo in 1972. Very similar to the new one.
  • The LEGO logo as we know it today! (1998 - )

1940's

  • Another fire breaks out and Ole Kirk rebuilds it again.
  • LEGO starts to make plastic blocks.

1950's

  • Many new features come out of the shop (windows, beams, flags, etc.)

1960's

  • First instruction kits come out.
  • Electric trains come out.
  • LEGO brings out new sets.

1970

  • The LEGO Company reaches 1,000 employees.

1973

  • A new LEGO logo begins to appear on LEGO Products.

1975

  • The LEGO Company reaches 2,500 employees.

1978

  • Space is introduced.
  • Castle is introduced.

1979

  • Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen becomes president of the LEGO Company.
  • Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, second son of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, is born.
  • Fabuland is introduced.
  • Scala is introduced.

1980

  • 2x2 round plates are introduced.

1982

1985

  • LEGO reaches 5,000 employees
  • LEGO System celebates it's 30th anniversary.

1987

  • The LEGO Club is established.

1989

  • The first official LEGO magazine, Brick Kicks, is introduced.
  • Pirates is introduced

1995

1996

1999

21st century

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008


2009

2010

2011

  • Pharaoh's Quest is introduced.
  • Ninjago is introduced.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean is introduced.
  • Alien Conquest is introduced.
  • Space Police is discontinued.
  • Power Miners is discontinued.
  • Spongebob Squarepants is re-introduced.
  • Toy Story is discontinued.
  • Minifigures Series 3, 4 and 5 is introduced.


2012

  • The Lord of the Rings is introduced.
  • Super Heroes is introduced.
  • Sub-themes DC Universe Super Heroes and Marvel Super Heroes is introduced.
  • Spongebob Squarepants is discontinued.
  • Aliens Conquest is discontinued.
  • Minifigures Series 6, 7 and 8 is introduced.
  • Dino is introduced.
  • Monster Fighters is introduced.
  • 80th anniversary of LEGO.
  • Harry Potter is discontinued.
  • Pharaohs Quest is discontinued.
  • Friends is introduced.
  • Build and Rebuild is introduced.
  • The Hobbit is introduced.
  • Forest, a Sub-line of City, is introduced.
  • Mining, a Sub-line of City, is introduced.
  • Disney Princess is introduced.
  • Ultrabuild is introduced.


2013

  • After a first wave of sets Ninjago is discontinued.
  • Legends of Chima is introduced replacing Ninjago.
  • Galaxy Squad is introduced.
  • Monster Fighters is discontinued.
  • Kingdoms is discontinued.
  • A very similar theme with the same characters called Castle replaces Kingdoms.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is introduced.

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