* 1932: Ole Kirk Christiansen, of Billund, Denmark, started a company to manufacture stepladders, ironing boards and wooden toys.
* Ole Kirk's son, Godtfred Kirk joins family business. * Chose LEGO as company name. * Comes from the Danish words "leg" and "godt, which means PLAY WELL. * In Latin, it means I Study or I Put Together.
* After a fire burned the LEGO factory to the ground, the Christiansens did not hesitate to make wooden and plastic toys. * 1949: First Automatic Binding Bricks are sold only in Denmark. * These bricks were made from cellulose acetate.