The Bizarre Chaotic History Behind the World’s Most Creative Toy

Who here hasn’t had LEGO bricks randomly injuring someone’s feet?

two men playing with LEGO bricks
Two men are playing with LEGO. Credit: Brickset on Flickr. License: CC by 2.0

OOnce upon a time, in the early 20th century, there lived a small-time carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen. He built ladders, cabinets, ironing boards, and other home goods. But Christiansen felt his life had a bigger purpose. He wanted to…

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Shenbaga Lakshmi

Shenbaga Lakshmi

Computing grad chasing cultural, historical, and true crime stories. Best life tip: Text your friends back! Contact: shenbawrites@gmail.com