Founder of the Lego Group company who came up with the name Lego.
He invented the term Lego, which came from the Danish words leg godt, meaning play well.
His Legos often depicted characters played by actors in movies and TV shows, among them renowned actor Alfred Molina.
He was a carpenter who started making wooden toys in 1932.
He was the 10th son born to his parents. He was married to Kirstine Sörensen and he was the father of Johannes, Karl, Godtfred and Gerhardt Kirk Christiansen.