Lego Minifigure Creator Jens Nygaard Knudsen Dies At The Age Of 78

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Lego has a legacy of its own. It changed the way we look at toys. It has been a game changer in the toy industry. It has a huge franchise filled with theme parks and movies now. But as we all know a franchise is not build in minutes or even days. There is hardwork and sweat involved in it. People who literally devote their entire being into it, to make it successful. Lego also has people behind it who had worked day in and day out to give it the heights of success that it eventually achieved. Sadly we lost one of those visionaries. That person being LEGO Minfigure Creator Jens Nygaard.

We got this sad news through the official social media account of the company that informed fans that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of Lego Minifigures, has passed away. He was 78 years old at the time of his death.

The post that they shared read,

“We’re very sad to hear that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of the LEGO Minifigure, has passed away. Thank you Jens, for your ideas, imagination, and inspiring generations of builders,”

He was a legendary innovator for LEGO as he created the minifigures that the company is now known for. The process of its creation was trial and error, but after its completion it became a staple of the company. Today fans all over the world collect it to complete their collections.

LEGO’S Chief marketing officer Julia Goldin gave a very emotional statement to People citing the legacy of Knudsen

“Jens spent 32 years with the LEGO Group and made an impact few can match,” her statement read. “He was a true visionary whose ideas brought joy and inspiration to millions of builders around the world and we thank him for helping to create some of our most loved play themes such as LEGO Castle, LEGO Space and of course, the iconic LEGO minifigure.”

Knudsen was reportedly suffering from ALS and was under hospice when the tragic event happened.

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