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The Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Supporting movies, games, competitions, and six Legoland amusement parks have been developed under the brand.
As of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced.
Primary concept and development work takes place at the Billund headquarters, where the company employs approximately 120 designers.
In 1949 Lego began producing, among other new products, an early version of the now familiar interlocking bricks, calling them "Automatic Binding Bricks".
These bricks were based in part on the Kiddicraft Self-Locking Bricks, which were patented in the United Kingdom in 1939 By 1951 plastic toys accounted for half of the Lego Company's output, even though the Danish trade magazine Legetøjs-Tidende ("Toy-Times"), visiting the Lego factory in Billund in the early 1950s, felt that plastic would never be able to replace traditional wooden toys.
The Lego Group's Duplo product line was introduced in 1969 and is a range of simple blocks which measure twice the width, height and depth of standard Lego blocks and are aimed towards younger children.
In May 2011, Space Shuttle Endeavour mission STS-134 brought 13 Lego kits to the International Space Station, where astronauts built models to see how they would react in microgravity, as a part of the Lego Bricks in Space program.
The software allows the parts to be optimized by way of mould flow and stress analysis.