Lego Celebrates 80th Birthday With Whimsical Animated Short

Lego Celebrates 80th Birthday With Whimsical Animated Short [VIDEO]

 

To recognize 80 years of toy creation, Lego has released this 17-minute story of the company’s history. This short film, which can be found on YouTube, is sure to invoke feelings of nostalgia in every adult who loved the plastic brick toy as a kid.

The animated video describes the life of Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen, who created the company in 1932, and his son Godtfred, Lego’s second owner, from the perspective of current owner Kjeld, the founder’s grandson.

Kield recounts Lego’s transition from wood to plastic toys, the evolution of the signature interlocking brick and rebuilding after two burned-down factories.

Even the most ardent Lego fans are sure to learn something new about the Danish toy company. For instance, the name Lego comes from the Danish for “play well” is “leg godt.” Coincidentally, Lego means “I put together” in Latin.