One of the toys that changed the way kid – and adults! – played was Lego Bricks. The company itself, Lego, was so named as an abbreviation of two Danish words ‘Leg’ and ‘Godt’, meaning ‘play well’. The founder, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, was a skilled carpenter and was known to produce high-quality wooden toys.
But the interlocking plastic bricks we know of today wasn’t created until 1949. Back then, it was called ‘Automatic Binding Bricks’. In 1953, the company’s name LEGO, was molded onto each brick. And in 1958, it was patented to protect the unique coupling principle, allowing kids and adults to have unlimited hours of play through imagination and creativity.
Today, the Lego Bricks are also used in science and design. Thanks to its versatility, it’s a toy anyone can enjoy, anywhere around the world. In fact, more than 400 million people have played with Lego Bricks.
If you want a piece of this iconic toy company, there’s a free fan-made font called LegoThick that you can use in your designs. Make sure to use all-caps though, otherwise, you’ll just see the Lego mini-figure. Other awesome alternatives include these Lego fonts from Font Space, and Lego Brix by SpideRaYsfoNtS.