The first products from famous household brand names
There’s something reassuring about the fact that the Lego company has almost always focused on entertaining kids. But before Lego founder, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, started making his tiny block-based creations, he was a much less adventurous toymaker. Although he started out making furniture after the Great Depression, Kristiansen turned his carpentry skills to making wooden toys. Using the offcuts from his day job, he carved out little wooden animals and pull-along toys, including the iconic wooden ducks – a limited edition wooden duck Lego set was even created to commemorate this significant part of the company’s history.