What does LEGO stand for

Who Invented Lego?

Ole Kirk Christiansen from Denmark is the inventor of the Lego bricks. Ole Kirk Christiansen was a cabinet maker and invented the first Lego bricks in the 1950s. His son Godtfred Kirk Christiansen took over the company in the 1950s. Lego is headquartered in the city of Billund in Denmark. Since then, Lego has established itself as one of the largest and most popular toy manufacturers in the world.

What does Lego stand for?

When Godtfred Kirk Christiansen took over Lego, he set rules that a toy should meet. A toy should provide unlimited play opportunities for girls and boys of all ages. It should be suitable for indoors and outdoors and playable regardless of the season. It should also be a calm and healthy toy that can be played with for a long time. It should be a toy that inspires imagination and creativity. And the more of it you have, the more possibilities it should offer. The toy should also be easy to add and of perfect quality. And so the now known Lego arose from these rules.

What is Lego made of?

Lego is mainly made from high-quality ABS plastic. This plastic offers the unique bond, the high gloss and the color stability of the Lego bricks. This has been in use since 1963 and meets a number of safety requirements. All Lego bricks from the 50s can be combined with one another up to today's Lego bricks.

What does the abbreviation Lego stand for?

Lego is derived from the Danish word "Leg Godt". “Leg Godt” means “to play well”. Furthermore, Lego in Latin means, among other things, “I collect together” and therefore fits very well.

From how many years is Lego suitable?

There are suitable Lego sets for every age. Lego has the following age levels:

The Lego sets for 1-2 year olds are a great introduction to the world of building. They promote the development of fine motor skills. The next level of 3-5 years already includes detailed sets that are easy to build and encourage creativity. From 6 to 8 years old, children can invent their own story and build their favorite characters over and over again. Larger Lego sets are available from the age of 9 to 11 years. These require more patience, but also offer a greater sense of achievement. The Lego sets from 12 years plus are rich in detail and offer inspiration and a challenge for teenagers and adults.

When is Lego Duplo suitable?

Lego Duplo is suitable from the age of 18 months to 5 years. Lego Duplo bricks are twice the size of Lego bricks. The Duplo bricks can also be combined with the normal-sized Lego bricks.

Why are Lego figures yellow?

Lego minifigures are yellow because yellow is a neutral "skin color". This was chosen so that every Lego fan can feel part of the Lego world. Nobody has bright yellow skin in real life, so the Lego minifigures do not represent a specific population group or ethnic background. There are also some characters that are not yellow. These are usually based on characters, such as the Harry Potter figures or the Star Wars figures, that Lego did not invent itself. These are recreated according to the template so that the story behind the characters can be re-enacted at home.

What is the best way to sort Lego?

As with creative building, there is no wrong or right way to sort Lego bricks. You can adopt a method that works for you. For example, you can sort the Lego bricks by color, set, size or type.

How can you store Lego?

Lego parts should be stored in a dry place. The Lego bricks should not be stored in direct sunlight or in places where the temperature can exceed 40 ° C. This could discolor the stones or make them brittle.

How can you wash Lego?

The Lego parts can be cleaned by hand with water and a soft cloth or sponge. Make sure that the water does not exceed 40 ° C. A mild detergent can be added to the water. Finally, rinse the Lego bricks with clear water and let them dry. The Lego parts should not be washed in the washing machine or dishwasher. A hair dryer, oven, or microwave are not suitable for drying. The Lego bricks can get hot and melt. As a result, the Lego brick could no longer fit.

How can you wash Lego Duplo?

Lego Duplo is also washed with water and a soft cloth or sponge. You can add a mild detergent and finally rinse the Lego Duplo bricks with clear water and let them dry.

Where can you buy Lego?

Lego parts are available in toy stores as well as in other retail and online stores. Browse through the large Lego selection on bol.de.

When is Lego coming out?

In the bol.de online shop you can check the Lego novelties to see which Lego products will appear soon and which Lego products have already been released recently.