The LEGO Group
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Founder Ole Kirk Christiansen
Founded 1932
Headquarters Billund, Denmark
Industry Toys

The LEGO Group is a family-owned toy company based in Billund, Denmark. Their flagship product: LEGO, is a construction toy that allows builder to build virtually anything imaginable using interlocking plastic bricks of all different shapes and sizes. Over the years LEGO has become the most popular construction-based toy ever.

Since 1998 it has a product line called MINDSTORMS featuring a programmable processing unit with different types of actuators and sensors.


In 1932 Ole Kirk Christiansen founded The LEGO Group.


  • The first LEGO bricks were made of wood.
  • As of 2013 LEGO has produced more than 560 billion LEGO pieces.
  • The company is still owned by the Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932.
  • LEGO products are sold in over 130 countries.
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