Ole Kirk Christiansen was a Danish carpenter and furniture maker. He realized that during the world war, people would not spend money on furniture but would always buy toys for their children, so he began making wooden toys.
Company is named "Lego"
Lego is a conjunction of two Danish words, "leg" meaning "play" and "god" meaning "well"
This amusement park is built around legos, with rides and impressive lego displays. On opening day it attracted 3000 visitors, and 625,000 in its first season.
LEGO Technic sets are introduced
The LEGO Technic sets are the predecessor to MINDSTORMS. They aren't yet programmable, but can move. Pieces in these sets are harder to assemble/disassmble becasue they're more rigid when put together, but they have more moving functions, such as axles for wheels.