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Lego was invented by the Dane, Ole Kirk Christiansen, who started making wooden toys in 1932. By 1934 he was using the name Lego, derived from two Danish words, which mean 'play well'. In 1949, the company produced its Automatic Binding Brick, which, in 1953 was renamed the Lego Brick. The following year the trade-name of Lego was registered. The concept of the interlocking brick was not new. A wooden version had been in existence in the 19th century, followed by a rubber version in the shape of Minibrix in the 1930s. Kiddicraft's Interlocking bricks designed by Hilary Page in the late 1930s are generally regarded as being the main inspiration for the Lego brick.