Timeline of Toy History
"1932 - Ole Christiansen, a Danish toy maker begins to manufacture toy blocks with a new twist. Christiansen creates a plastic brick that can be locked together in different configurations. The Lego, (Lego) which comes from the Danish word meaning "play well", was born. The continuing popularity of the Lego brick probably stems from its ability to stimulate a child's imagination- just six bricks fit together in 102,981,500 different ways."
Cor that's a lot of permutations!
I never knew what Lego meant before! Bet Tim
did though, Lego geek that he is.