Dive into the old LEGO sets in History Collection

A playful history

The LEGO® story is not one story. It is many stories. It is the story of a small local company that, quite accidentally, stumbled upon the toy business and, within four generations of owners, created a world-famous brand. It is the story of the LEGO brick, an ingenious building system and a zillion set designs.

In History Collection, you’ll find all these stories and many more told through products, photos and film. Deepest down in the basement, we have collected the 500 most iconic LEGO sets ever produced – perhaps you’ll even find your own favourite set from long ago.

Behind the scenes
Get a glimpse of the History Collection in the video.

The very first LEGO® set

What LEGO® item topped your childhood wish list? Was it the Yellow Castle? A set from LEGO Space or something from LEGO City? History Collection conveys stories of the LEGO Group through products, pictures and film – and presents hundreds of the most iconic LEGO set ever produced. Who knows, perhaps you’ll even rediscover your personal favourites!

The original LEGO wooden duck from 1935 in the LEGO House History Collection

The LEGO history at a glance

  • Master carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen starts making wooden toys
  • The son of Ole Kirk, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, launches the LEGO system in Play
  • The LEGO Brick launches with the coupling principle we know today, opening up to endless building possibillities
  • The company invents the LEGO Wheel, bringing movement to the LEGO system in play
  • The LEGO DUPLO Brick preschool children launches.
  • The LEGO minifigure is born
  • LEGO Mindstorms and the intelligent RCX brick Launch
  • LEGO Friends Launches
  • The LEGO Movie premiers in cinemas worldwide

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See the amazing fan creations in LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery

Masterpiece Gallery – amazing masterpieces

Here you will discover the most amazing and breathtaking LEGO® masterpieces, built by LEGO fans from around the world.
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Win tickets for opening day!

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Tons of fun awaits in the Experience Zones

The Experience Zones

Tons of fun awaits you in the four coloured zones. Before entering the zones, you’ll pass through Masterpiece Gallery, dedicated to our talented LEGO® fans.
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