And the last Lego mini figure we got was R2-D2. This was actually a keychain, but for 50 cents we couldn't passed on it. I simply broke the chain, and voilà!
Let's continue our quick history of Lego...
The LEGOLAND Castle Series debuts
The LEGO Prize is founded in April. It is an international annual award of DKK 750,000 (increased in 1989 to DKK 1,000,000) for exceptional efforts on behalf of children.
The brick logo is developed.
LEGO Products are now selling in 115 markets.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen introduces the LEGO Group vision.
The LEGO Group is now one of the world's 10 largest toy manufacturers - the only one in Europe (the others are American and Japanese).
A Guinness record in railway line construction is set - 545 meters of LEGO rails with three model locomotives.
The world's largest LEGO Castle is built on Swedish television. Over 400,000 LEGO bricks are transformed into a castle 4.45 m x 5.22 m castle, measured for the Guinness Book of Records.
www.lego.com is launched.
Star Wars (LEGO SYSTEM)
The LEGO brick celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The LEGO Group is now the world’s fifth largest toy manufacturer in terms of sales.
Warner Bros. and the LEGO Group announce plans to develop the first-ever feature film based on LEGO bricks and icons.
The LEGO Group announces a multi-year partnership with Disney Consumer Products obtaining exclusive rights to construction toys based on the entire portfolio of Disney and Disney Pixar properties.
Online game LEGO Universe launches.
LEGOLAND Florida opens. The world’s largest LEGOLAND Park.