- This article is about the year. For the set, see 1957 Basic Set with Storage Bunny.
- LEGO celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year.
- Godtfred Kirk Christiansen was appointed Managing Director.
- LEGO Schweiz was established.
- Language translations first appeared on the sides of boxes to cope with the variety of markets LEGO was sold in.
Themes introduced or discontinued
- 700-series System i Leg wood box sets were introduced.
- 200 Plastic Town Plan Board
- 200A Hard Masonite Town Plan Board
- 200M Masonite Town Plan Board
- 257 Bedford Delivery Truck
- 258 VW Van
- 258 VW Transporter
- 259 VW Transporter
- 283 Sloping Ridge and Valley Bricks, Blue
- 283 Sloping Ridge and Valley Bricks, Red
- 310 Esso Filling Station
- 700/0 Gift Package
- 1200M 50's Wood Board
- 1242 International Flags
- 1242 5 Danish Flags
- 1245 Lighting Device Pack
- 1307 VW Auto Showroom
- 1308 Fire Station
- 1309 Church