A toy for people who like to think for themselves.

One of the largest toy companies in the world with an annual turnover of billions of dollars.

Lego is Danish for "Play Well"

Lego is Latin for "I Put Together"

LEGO's brand recognition is the same as that of the Disney Company.
The Lego company encourages "Free Form Play" which is about getting the child to be creative in what they build. Although recently it has begun to produce licenced, themed toys such as "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter". Lego Loyalists consider this to be sacrilegious behaviour by the company.

At the LEGO Company, toy blocks are the building blocks of success. Since 1949 the Danish firm has made more than 200 billion of its interlocking plastic toys, keeping little hands and imaginations busy around the globe. In a nod to kids' high-tech skills, it also offers LEGO kits to build PC-programmable robots (including Spybotics and Mindstorms), and its BIONICLE line features an evolving story line on the Internet and a variety of merchandising opportunities. The company also owns LEGO theme parks (in California, Denmark, Germany, and the UK), as well as LEGO retail outlets in the US and Europe.

Lego formed a partnership with MIT in 1984, and it endowed a professorship in the MIT Media Lab in 1989 -- but it didn't produce the "intelligent brick" until 1998. Despite the popularity of the programmable brick, Lego has been unable to bring the price down and turn it into a mass-market product.

Today, Lego rivals Bridgestone and Goodyear to produce the most tires in the world -- making upward of 175 million tires per year.
by John Ronane September 18, 2004
Plastic blocks that open creativity in oneself, but hurt like sticking bamboo shoots in your foot when you step on one.
I stepped on a lego and now I'll be limping on that foot for a week!
by boredonasunday July 28, 2013
Small and colorful plastic bricks that can connect to each other to build structures of all sizes. Often used by children, but some adults can take them up as a hobby.

Legos have an unintentional use though. They work as landmines to those who are barefoot.
Guy 1: Ouch! Damn it!!!!!

Guy 2: What happened?

Guy 1: Fucking Timmy's Legos are all over the floor.

Guy 2: Sounds like someone is getting a beating after soccer.
by edp386 August 19, 2010
The most painful thing ever put on this earth

Possibly created by Satan
Man, I stepped on a lego today. I probably won't be walking for a week!
by Collin Hunt October 19, 2014
1. an interlocking plastic building toy
2. something that should be done to eggo waffles
lego my eggo
by trumpy13 July 18, 2003
A juvenile torturing device used by many children because they can build more torturing devices with it
Joe: I stepped on a lego
Mark: Hey look I made a better torturing device
Janet: I tried your torturing device mark and it's so long and the tip is hard
Small plastic building blocks that hurt like a bitch when you step on them.
Damn Legos!!”
by GrapeTurtle June 8, 2012