Construction Set

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Date:1990 - 2000 (c.)

Description:This construction set, made of coloured interlocking plastic pieces, was made by 'Lego'.

The company's founder, Ole Christiansen, was born in Denmark in 1891. He made wooden toys, which he called 'Lego' - from the Danish words 'leg' and 'godt', meaning 'playing well'.

The company began making plastic construction bricks after World War II (1939 - 1945).


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1750s
Moving Toy - dog
Moving Toy - dog

This metal figure of a dog has jointed legs. These work by means of levers, attached ...

1780s
Wooden Doll
Wooden Doll

This early doll has a wooden head and jointed body, with leather arms. The head ...

1820s
Wooden Dolls
Wooden Dolls

This group of little 'Peg Wooden' dolls are made of wood, with painted features ...

1850s
Porcelain Head Doll
Porcelain Head Doll

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1880s
Moving Toy - hat raising doll
Moving Toy - hat raising doll

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1910s
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear

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1940s
Soft Toys
Soft Toys

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1960s
Puppets
Puppets

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