Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office,

58 years ago yesterday, January 28, 1958, the world of children’s toys was changed forever when the first patent was filed in Denmark by Godfredt Kirk Christiansen for the LEGO Brick, initially called in the application the “Toy Building Block”. These interlocking plastic bricks would soon take the globe by storm, and open up the imagination of the millions of kids, and adults, who were suddenly able to build almost any structure imaginable.

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