For starters, the plural of LEGO is LEGO.
“LEGO” comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”.
The company got its start when Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter, lost his business and began making toys out of his surplus lumber.
The business took off and eventually evolved into the giant Lego empire.
Originally called “Automatic Binding Bricks,” LEGO wasn't the first to market the toy. Kiddicraft holds that distinction, and LEGO just improved on the design.
In 2002, LEGO sued the Chinese makers of “Coko bricks,” a building block closely resembling LEGO bricks. Coko had to cease production and issue a formal apology.
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