About International LEGO Day
International Lego Day is held on January 28th each year to mark the day when Danish carpenter, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, first submitted his patent for the original Lego brick in 1958.
The LEGO company was founded in 1932. The company made a variety of wooden toys, and took the name Lego from the Danish words “LEg GOdt” which translates to “play well”.
In 1998, Lego bricks were one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York.