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The early years of LEGO in Germany

Our resident historian Gary Istok has contributed another article for #ThrowbackThursday:

1956 was a very important year for Germany. It was the year that LEGO was introduced there.

At that time, the county was split, with the east behind the Iron Curtain of communism. But even as a split country, the 55 million people in West Germany made it Western Europe's most populous country. This was going to be a big challenge for LEGO to start sales there, since the company had only 140 employees at the time.

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