The Lego Group, commonly known as Lego, was founded in 1932 by Ole Christiansen in Denmark. The Danish word Lego means play well. The company is the world’s largest toy maker (in terms of revenue), outselling even Mattel. In 2016, the company had annual revenue of $4.2 billion.
The company is known for making plastic “bricks” that stick together to build almost anything a child’s imagination can dream up. The original bricks were made of wood, but were switched to plastic after WWII. The company also has 4 amusement parks around the world, called LegoLand. One of these is located in Carlsbad, California. There is also a LegoLand Water Park located in the state of Florida.
Lego has admitted that they are aware of the problems their product causes in terms of environmental damage. The company has taken steps to reduce waste, recycle waste, and create their own source of electricity via wind turbines.