The Creator of the famous Lego human figure has died in Denmark

The Creator of the famous Lego human figure Jens Nygaard Knudsen has died at the age of 78 in Denmark, reports Agence France-Presse regarding Knudsen’s former colleague Nils Milan Pedersen.

Jens Nygaard Knudsen has been a designer for more than 30 years at the Danish Lego Group, which produces educational toys and constructors. He was one of the creators of the popular mini-figure of a man with movable arms and legs, which appeared in the late 1970s.

According to the Agency, Knudsen died on Wednesday in a hospice in Western Denmark. The cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — an incurable disease of the nervous system that leads to paralysis of the limbs and muscle atrophy.

“His imagination was fantastic. If we had a brainstorm, it was more like a brain hurricane, he had so many ideas,” the Agency quoted Pedersen as saying.

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