In 1932, Ole Kirk Christiansen founded the Danish "construction toy company" The Lego Group. This came at the height of the great depression because the economy had become so bad that he had to close his construction company. Then his wife died. He found that the only thing people would spend money on other than food was toys for their kids. He sold wood toys at the time and came up with the name Lego by combining the the Danish words Leg godt, which means "play well"
Today The Lego Group is an international company with sales in excess of a half billion annually! Now they are using their resources to help as the world goes through another massive challenge. They are building and donating protective gear for medical workers in Denmark. The toy company known for those plastic building bricks has converted some of their machines to create safety equipment for healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the coronavirus.
They’re producing more than 13-thousand face visors a day for Danish doctors and nurses. In an Instagram post Lego explains their team “worked around the clock to create designs and make moulds” that can make the protective visors and that they’re “grateful to have such talented, dedicated and caring colleagues.”