Tagged: Denmark

Secrets of the Lego factory

Here’s a behind the scenes tour of the LEGO factory in Billund, Denmark – where we make almost five million bricks an hour!

Happy birthday, Lego Minifigure!

The LEGO minifigure is 40 today! The first minifigs as we know them first appeared in 1978. That year, 37 sets containing 40 different figures were produced: Town, Space and Trains, plus of course the classic 375 Castle. To...

Don’t smoke weed in Christiania, Denmark

Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, relations between Christiania and Danish authorities...

Lego archive vault

The name ‘LEGO‘ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. It’s our name and it’s our ideal. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen....

Elia

Elia is a sculpture designed by Ingvar Cronhammar in Herning, Denmark. It is a large, spherical dome with four columns reaching 32 meters (105 ft). The dome, itself, has a diameter of 60 meters...

Hygge

Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hooga’) translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. It may be hard to say, but that hasn’t stopped people finding out that hygge might...

Tjing tjang tjing nutillej

Tjing Tjang Tjing is a song  from a Danish Christmas TV show called Alletiders Jul, the first in the Pyrus series. It is the first song sung by Denmark featured on South Park. Lyrics: A...