LEGO® resumed a long-term contract with Shell
First ever loss, laid off 1000 employees
LEGO® expanded into space with the creation of Lego Space sets with astronaut minifigures, rockets, lunar rovers and spaceships
The first minifigures are launched in the themes Town, Space and Castle.
LEGO® DUPLO® brick for children launched.
the first LEGOLAND® Park was opened in Billund
First year that instruction manuals were included in LEGO® sets.
LEGO® Group was employing more than 450 peoples
LEGO® has around 50 employees.
British Patent Nº 587,206 was granted. The LEGO® Group began producing similar bricks, calling them “Automatic Binding Bricks”
Ole Kirk Kristiansen establishes his business in the village of Billund, Denmark.