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1958

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Events[edit]

  • January 28: The LEGO Group filed for patents in Denmark for the stud-and-tube coupling system. This new system made models much more stable. The patent was granted on January 29, 1962.
  • March 11: Ole Kirk Christiansen died; Godtfred Kirk Christiansen inherited leadership of the LEGO Company.
  • The first sloped roof bricks were introduced, with four types: 2x2 slope, 2x4 slope, 2x2 peak and 2x4 peak.
  • The old hollow-bottom 2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x8, 2x10 and 4x4 corner brick moulds were discontinued. Other parts from the Automatic Binding Brick system were left in production until the moulds wore out several years later.
  • Helge Torpe was appointed Marketing Director.
  • LEGO stopped using language-specific text on its international boxes.

Sets introduced[edit]

Sets 250 through 264 are HO 1:87 Vehicles.

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