- Godtfred Kirk Christiansen resigned as chairman of LEGO System A/S and LEGO Overseas, and Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen took over.
- The Samsonite Corporation ceased to distribute LEGO in Canada.
- Another factory was opened in Manaus, Brazil.
- Computer-controlled TECHNIC robots were placed in schools.
- LEGO Fiction became LEGO Publishing.
- The 1x5x4 half arch was introduced.