- Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen became president of the LEGO Company.
- Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, second child of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, was born.
- LEGO Singapore was established.
- The early blue Train System track, introduced in 1966, was discontinued.
- The 1x2 cone brick was introduced.
- LEGO Space was voted "European Toy of the Year 1979" at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
- Jens Nygaard Knudsen was promoted to chief designer for The LEGO Group.
Themes introduced or discontinued
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