LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Timeline

Once Upon a Time there was a man called Ole Kirk Kristiansen who lived in the small town of Billund in Denmark. Ole set up his own business as a carpenter making furniture. As the years went by he decided he wanted to make other things and so the story began...

1932
Ole started to make and sell wooden toys which he thought was a lot more fun

1934
Ole held a competition with his employees to find a name for his company, he won the competition himself with the name LEGO

1958
The LEGO® Brick as we know it was invented and patented

1978
The LEGO® Minifigure is born

The LEGO® employees were often interrupted by all the visitors who wanted to see what you can build with LEGO bricks. So one day someone suggested “why not build a park where build with LEGO bricks?” LEGOLAND® was born!

2007
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Berlin opens

2008
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Chicago opens

2010
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester opens

2011
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Dallas opens

2012
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres: Atlanta, Kansas City & Tokyo open

2013
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres: Westchester, Toronto & Oberhausen open

2014
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Boston open


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