Chapter Five


In the early days of the LEGO Group in the 1940s, founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen and his son Godtfred were presented with some plastic bricks invented by a British toy maker, Hilary Fisher Page. (See figure 5-1.)

Figure 5-1  Kiddicraft plastic bricks

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Kristiansen decided to make a similar brick, initially with a few modifications to the Kiddicraft brick, straightening rounded corners and adjusting the size.1 (See figure 5-2.)

Figure 5-2  The Automatic Binding Brick

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