TIL, Lego stole the “self-locking building bricks,” idea in 1947 from a smaller company called Kiddicraft. The creator and child psychologist, author and pioneer toymaker, Fisher Page would later commit suicide in 1957, without ever knowing of Legos.
Did LEGO rip off another company?
Kiddicraft, The Company Lego Ripped Off To Make Plastic Bricks | Birth. Movies. Death.
What happened Lego cuusoo?
Lego Ideas was first introduced as an offshoot of the Japanese company Cuusoo, produced as a collaboration between that company and The Lego Group. Titled Lego Cuusoo, the site was labeled a beta site and remained so until the unveiling of Lego Ideas as a finished product. In 2014, the platform moved to Chaordix.
Are LEGO clones legal?
a company like Lepin that simply copies LEGO sets and releases them as their own. The former would be referred to as legitimate construction toy brands, and the latter as clone brands or knock-off brands. Construction toy brands are perfectly legal.
Can LEGO Sue lepin?
LEGO, famous for its toy bricks all over the world, wins another major intellectual property lawsuit against LEPIN in China. On September 2nd, 2020 the Shanghai No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court has sentenced nine defendants in prison. The main culprit was sentenced for six years and with a fine of 90 million yuan.
Who owns Lego now?
Why is LEGO ideas 18+?
The 18+ label is designed to help adults interested or intrigued by LEGO to find sets that would be considered apprpriate for them: either because of subject material, the complexity of the build, or sheer nostalgia value.