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1891:

Ole Kirk Christiansen the founder of the LEGO company was born on the 07th April 1981.

1920:

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen the son of Ole Kirk Christiansen was born.

1932:

Ole Kirk Christiansen produced many wooden toys.

1934:

The name of the LEGO company was founded out of two danish words "leg" and "godt". That word means "play well".

1935:

The first wooden LEGO sets were produced.

1937:

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen began to produce wooden toys.

1947:

Kjeld Kirk Christiansen was born on December 27th of 1947.

1949:

The first LEGO sets with bricks were produced.

1953:

The LEGO group trademarked the label LEGO.
The LEGO building plates were produced.

1954:

The word LEGO got official registered in Denmark on May 01st of 1954.

1955:

The first LEGO trees were produced.

1958:

Ole Kirk Christiansen died.

1959:

LEGO began to sell products in Norway, Germany, in Switherland and in Great Britain.

1962:

LEGO sells products to Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Marocco and Japan.

1964:

LEGO sells products to Lebanon in the middle east.

1965:

LEGO reaches a number of 600 employees.

1965:

LEGO is now sold in 42 countries.

1968:

Das LEGOLAND Billund was opened on June 07th in 1968.

1970:

The LEGO Town Plan sets were discontinued to produce and the Minitalia theme was founded.
LEGO reached a number of 1,000 employees

1971:

LEGO produced furniture pieces and doll houses for girls.

1972:

LEGO produced the first boats which can really float.

1973:

LEGO sells products to Hungary.

1974:

LEGO Homemaker figures were produced for the first times.
The first LEGO newsletter "Bricks and Pieces" was founded in Great Britain.

1975:

The LEGOLAND minifigure was produced.
The LEGO group reaches a number of 2,500 employees.

1977:

The LEGO Technic theme was founded.
The LEGO Town theme was founded.
The LEGO Boats theme was founded.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined the manegement of the LEGO group.

1978:

The first minifigures were produced.
The LEGO Castle theme was founded.
The LEGO Space theme was founded.

1979:

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen becomes president of the LEGO company.
The LEGO Fabuland theme was founded.
The LEGO Scala theme was founded.

1980:

LEGO railway tracks were produced for the first time.

1982:

The LEGO group became 50 years old on August 13th 1982.

1983:

The LEGO group had a number of 3,700 employees worldwide.

1985:

The LEGO group had a numver of 5,500 employees.
LEGO System became 30 years old.

1987:

The LEGO brick seperator was produced.
The LEGO Club was founded.
Forestman, Crusaders and Black Knights (Subthemes of LEGO Castle) were produced.
Blacktron I and Futuron (Subthemes of LEGO Space) were produced.

1989:

The first LEGO Club magazine, named "Brick Kicks", was produced.
The LEGO Pirates theme was founded.
Space Police I (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.

1990:

The LEGO company is one of the top-10-companies of 1990.
The LEGO Model Team theme was founded.
Space Police I (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
Forestman (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
M-Tron (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.

1991:

The LEGO company had 7,550 employees.
LEGO Blacktron II (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
LEGO Paradisa (Subtheme of LEGO Town) was founded.

1992:

LEGO Wolfpack (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was founded.
LEGO Space Police II (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.

1993:

LEGO Space Police I (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was re-produced.
LEGO Wolfpack (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
LEGO Dragon Masters (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was founded.
LEGO Blacktron II (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO Space Police II (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO Ice Planet 2002 (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.

1994:

LEGO Black Knights (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
LEGO Ice Planet 2002 (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO Unitron (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
LEGO Spyrius (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
The LEGO Belville theme was founded.
The "Brick Kicks" magazine was renamed in "LEGO Mania Magazine".
The LEGO group reches a number of 8,800 employees.

1995:

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen died on July 13th of 1995.
LEGO System became 40 Jahre old.
The LEGO Aquazone theme was founded.
LEGO Royal Knights (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was founded.
LEGO Unitron (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
The "Brick Kicks" magazine was renamed in "LEGO Mania Magazine".

1996:

The LEGOLAND Windsor in Great Britain opened on March 29th of 1996.
The LEGO Boats theme was discontinued.
LEGO Dark Forest (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was produced.
LEGO Spyrius (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO Exploriens (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was produced.
The LEGO Wild West theme was produced.
The LEGO Time Cruisers theme was produced.
The LEGO.com webseite was uploaded.

1997:

The first LEGO videogame with LEGO Island was produced.
LEGO Divers (Subtheme of LEGO Town) was produced.
LEGO Outback (Subtheme of LEGO Town) was discontinued.
LEGO Fright Knights (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was produced.
LEGO RoboForce (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was produced.
LEGO Exploriens (Subtheme LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO U.F.O (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was produced.
LEGO Paradisa (Subtheme LEGO Town) was discontinued.
The LEGO company had 9,500 employees worldwide at that moment.

1998:

The LEGO Mindstorms theme was produced.
The LEGO Adventurers theme was produced.
LEGO Crusaders, Black Knights and Dragon Masters (Subthemes LEGO Castle) were re-released.
LEGO Royal Knigts and LEGO Fright Knights (Subthemes of LEGO Castle) were discontinued.
LEGO Insectoids (Subtheme LEGO Space) was produced.
The LEGO Aquazone theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Znap theme was produced.
The LEGO Radio Control theme was produced.
LEGO Ninja (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was produced.

1999:

The LEGOLAND California opened in March 1999.
The LEGO Space theme was discontinued.
LEGO Slizer (Subtheme of LEGO Technic) was founded.
The LEGO Rock Raiders theme was founded.
The LEGO Star Wars theme was founded.
The LEGO Znap theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Model Team theme was discontinued.

2000:

LEGO Knights' Kingdoms I (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was produced.
LEGO Soccer (Subtheme of LEGO Town) was produced.
LEGO RoboRiders (Subtheme of LEGO Technic) was founded and discontinued.
LEGO Slizer (Subtheme of LEGO Technic) was discontinued.
The LEGO Studios theme was produced.
LEGO Ninja (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
The LEGO Mickey Mouse theme was founded and discontinued.
LEGO Arctic (Subtheme of LEGO Town) was produced.

2001:

The LEGO BIONICLE theme was founded.
LEGO Life On Mars (Subtheme LEGO Space) was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Harry Potter theme was founded.
The LEGO Alpha Team theme was founded.
The LEGO Racers theme was founded.
The LEGO Jack Stone theme was founded.

2002:

The LEGOLAND Deutschland was opened.
The "LEGO Mania Magazine" was renamed in "LEGO Magazine".
The LEGO Island X-Treme Stunts theme was founded.
The LEGO Galidor theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Spybotics theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Wild West theme was re-produced and discontinued.

2003:

The LEGO movie "BIONICLE - Mask of Light" appeared on September 13th of 2003.
LEGO produced 3,7 billions of minifigures at that moment.
The LEGO Clikits theme was founded.
The LEGO Sports theme was founded.
The LEGO Orient Expedition theme was founded.
The LEGO Island X-Treme Stunts theme was discontinued.
The LEGO World City theme was founded.
The LEGO Jack Stone theme got replaced by the 4 Juniors theme.

2004:

LEGO Knight's Kingdom II (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was produced.
LEGO Ferrari (Subtheme of LEGO Racers) was produced.
The LEGO Orient Expedition theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Spider-Man theme was discontinued.
The LEGO World City theme was discontinued.

2005:

The LEGO Alpha Team theme was discontinued.
The LEGO City theme was founded.
The LEGO Dino 2010 theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Dino Attack theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Factory theme was founded.
The LEGO Vikings theme was founded.
LEGO System became 50 years old.

2006:

The LEGO Avatar theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Batman theme was founded.
The LEGO Clikits theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Exo-Force theme was founded.
The LEGO SpongeBob Squarepants theme was founded.
The LEGO Vikings theme was discontinued.

2007:

The LEGO Aqua Raiders theme was founded and discontinued.
LEGO Knight's Kingdoms II (Subtheme of LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
LEGO Mars Mission (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was produced.
LEGO Fantasy (Subtheme LEGO Castle) was produced.
The LEGO Harry Potter theme was paused until 2010.
The LEGO Power Functions theme was founded.

2008:

LEGO celebrates 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 30th anniversary of the minifigure.
The LEGO Indiana Jones theme was founded.
LEGO Speed Racer (Subtheme LEGO Racers) was produced and discontinued.
The LEGO Agents theme was founded.
The LEGO Exo-Force theme was discontinued.

2009:

The LEGO Pirates was re-released.
LEGO Space Police III (Subtheme LEGO Space) was produced.
The LEGO Power Miners theme was produced.
The LEGO Batman theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Architecture theme was founded.
LEGO Mars Mission (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
The LEGO Games theme was founded.

2010:

The LEGO Pirates theme was discontinued.
LEGO Fantasy (Subtheme LEGO Castle) was discontinued.
LEGO Kingdoms (Subtheme LEGO Castle) was produced.
The LEGO Indiana Jones theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Collectable Minifigures theme was founded.
The LEGO Prince Of Persia theme was founded.
The LEGO Power Miners theme was paused and discontinued.
The LEGO HERO Factory theme replaced BIONICLE.
The LEGO Toy Story theme was founded.
The LEGO Ben10 theme was founded and discontinued.
The LEGO Atlantis theme was founded.
The LEGO World Racers theme was founded.
The LEGO SpongeBob Squarepants theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Universe online game was produced.
The LEGO Harry Potter was re-produced.

2011:

The LEGOLAND in Dubai and the LEGOLAND in Florida will be opened.
The LEGO NINJAGO theme was founded.
The LEGO Pharaoh's Quest theme was founded.
The LEGO Pirates of the Carribean theme was founded.
The LEGO Cars theme was founded.
LEGO Space Police III (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
LEGO Alien Conquest (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
The LEGO Power Miners theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Toy Story theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Prince of Persia theme was discontinued.
The LEGO.com website will be updated.
The LEGO World Racers theme was discontinued.
LEGO HERO Factory elements are added to LDD (LEGO Digital Designer).
LEGOLAND California gets a Star Wars miniland.
The LEGO Brickmaster theme is going to be replaced by the LEGO Master Builder Academy theme.
LEGO gets a licence with DC Comics and MARVEL and plans to introduce a LEGO Super Heroes theme for 2012.

2012:

The LEGOLAND in Malaysia will be opened.
The LEGO Friends theme was founded.
The LEGO Dino theme was founded.
The LEGO Monster Fighters theme was founded.
The LEGO Lord Of The Rings theme was founded.
The LEGO Super Heroes theme was founded.
LEGO Minecraft will be produced as a subtheme of LEGO Cuusoo.
LEGO Universe will be taken down on January 31st.
LEGO Design byMe will be closed in January.
The contract with Lucasfilm was renewed until the year 2022 on the 13th February.
LEGO Alien Conquest (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was discontinued.
The LEGO Atlantis theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Pharaoh's Quest theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Harry Potter theme was discontinued.

2013:

The LEGO Minifigure becomes 35 years old.
The LEGO Ninjago theme will be paused until 2014.
The LEGO Dino theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Monster Fighters theme was discontinued.
The LEGO Lone Ranger theme was founded.
The LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme was founded.
LEGO Galaxy Squad (Subtheme of LEGO Space) was founded.
The LEGO Legends of Chima theme was founded.
A Legends Of Chima TV show will be released.

2014:

The movie 'The Piece of Resistance' will be released in the theaters on February 07th.
The LEGO Mixels theme was founded.
The LEGO Simpsons theme was founded.

2015:

The opening of LEGOLAND Dubailand is planned.
LEGO System becomes 60 years old.
The opening of LEGOLAND Korea is planned.

2016:

LEGOs contact to Warner Brothers and Traveller's Tales will propably end.
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