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Tessa D. May 11, 2011 Period 7 Computer #16 Invented by: Ole Kirk Christiansen Music: Free Play Music, Dont Wink, 6/1/2011, www.freeplaymusic.com www.freeplaymusic.com.

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1 Tessa D. May 11, 2011 Period 7 Computer #16 Invented by: Ole Kirk Christiansen Music: Free Play Music, Dont Wink, 6/1/2011,

2 Lemelson MIT Program, Ole Kirk Christiansen, 5/16/11,

3 Invention: LEGOs LEGO is from the Danish word Leg Godt which means play well. In Latin, LEGO is translated to I put together. In 1949, LEGOs were still being made of wood. In 1953, LEGOs began to be sold in complete plastic block sets. And in 1954, the company put a trademark on the product which they renamed LEGO Bricks. The company officially launched the LEGO System of Play in 1955 which included 28 different sets and 8 toy vehicles. The bricks stud-and-tube coupling system was patented in LEGO sets were finally being sold in the United States in A larger version of LEGOs, called DUPLO was started to be manufactured in 1967 for younger children and toddlers. The LEGO company even started building amusement parks based on the LEGO toys in In 1977, LEGO TECHNIC sets were being made for older kids and teens. Over the years, LEGO started making robotic LEGO sets that could move, see hear, and even see colors! LEGOs have been sold in 130 countries!

4 Inventor: Ole Kirk Christiansen Ole Kirk was born in 1891 in Filskov, Denmark. He set up his own business in Billund, Denmark in He made stepladders, ironing boards, wooden toys and more. The companys most successful product, however, was wooden blocks. In 1934, the company adopted the name LEGO. Ole Kirks son, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, started to work with his father. He was the Junior Vice President of the company. Sadly, Ole Kirk Christiansen died in 1958.


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