Lego is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways to construct objects, including vehicles and working robots. Anything constructed can be taken apart again, the pieces reused to make new things; the Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Movies, games and six Legoland amusement parks have been developed under the brand; as of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced. In February 2015, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance's "world's most powerful brand"; the Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called "Lego", derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well".

In 1947, Lego expanded to begin producing plastic toys. In 1949 Lego began producing, among other new products, an early version of the now familiar interlocking bricks, calling them "Automatic Binding Bricks"; these bricks were based on the Kiddicraft Self-Locking Bricks, patented in the United Kingdom in 1939 and released in 1947. Lego had received a sample of the Kiddicraft bricks from the supplier of an injection-molding machine that it purchased; the bricks manufactured from cellulose acetate, were a development of the traditional stackable wooden blocks of the time. The Lego Group's motto is det bedste er ikke for godt which means "the best is not too good"; this motto, still used today, was created by Christiansen to encourage his employees never to skimp on quality, a value he believed in strongly. By 1951 plastic toys accounted for half of the Lego company's output though the Danish trade magazine Legetøjs-Tidende, visiting the Lego factory in Billund in the early 1950s, felt that plastic would never be able to replace traditional wooden toys.

Although a common sentiment, Lego toys seem to have become a significant exception to the dislike of plastic in children's toys, due in part to the high standards set by Ole Kirk. By 1954, Christiansen's son, had become the junior managing director of the Lego Group, it was his conversation with an overseas buyer. Godtfred saw the immense potential in Lego bricks to become a system for creative play, but the bricks still had some problems from a technical standpoint: their locking ability was limited and they were not versatile. In 1958, the modern brick design was developed; the modern Lego brick design was patented on 28 January 1958. The Lego Group's Duplo product line was introduced in 1969 and is a range of simple blocks whose lengths measure twice the width and depth of standard Lego blocks and are aimed towards younger children. In 1978, Lego produced the first minifigures. In May 2011, Space Shuttle Endeavour mission STS-134 brought 13 Lego kits to the International Space Station, where astronauts built models to see how they would react in microgravity, as a part of the Lego Bricks in Space program.

In May 2013, the largest model created was displayed in New York City and was made of over 5 million bricks. Other records include a 4 km railway. In February 2015, Lego replaced Ferrari as the "world's most powerful brand." Lego's popularity is demonstrated by its wide representation and usage in many forms of cultural works, including books and art work. It has been used in the classroom as a teaching tool. In the US, Lego Education North America is a joint venture between Pitsco, Inc. and the educational division of the Lego Group. In 1998, Lego bricks were one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York. Lego pieces of all varieties constitute a universal system. Despite variation in the design and the purposes of individual pieces over the years, each piece remains compatible in some way with existing pieces. Lego bricks from 1958 still interlock with those made in the current time, Lego sets for young children are compatible with those made for teenagers.

Six bricks of 2 × 4 studs can be combined in 915,103,765 ways. Each Lego piece must be manufactured to an exacting degree of precision; when two pieces are engaged they must fit yet be disassembled. The machines that manufacture Lego bricks have tolerances as small as 10 micrometres. Primary concept and development work takes place at the Billund headquarters, where the company employs 120 designers; the company has smaller design offices in the UK, Spain and Japan which are tasked with developing products aimed at these markets. The average development period for a new product is around twelve months, split into three stages; the first stage is to identify market trends and developments, including contact by the designers directly with the market. The second stage is the design and development of the product based upon the results of the first stage; as of September 2008 the design teams use 3D modelling software to generate CAD drawings from initial design sketches. The designs are prototyped using an in-house stereolithography machine.

These prototypes are presented to the entire project tea

Millie Deegan

Mildred Eleanor Deegan was an American pitcher and second basewoman who played ten seasons in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, from 1943 to 1952. Deegan was one of 25 players who made the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League clubs hailed from New York City and State, including Muriel Bevis, Gloria Cordes, Nancy Mudge, Betty Trezza and Margaret Wigiser. Born in Bensonhurst, she was a star athlete at Abraham Lincoln High School and in 1935 was the "champion woman baseball thrower" in New York City. "Mildred Eleanor Deegan was born on Dec. 11, 1919, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst.... She excelled in track and field at Lincoln High School, after graduation played amateur softball with a team called the Americanettes." She learned baseball from coach of the Brooklyn Bloomer Girls team. As a teenager she placed second behind Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the javelin throw in the national meet before the 1936 Summer Olympics. However, at 16 she was too young.

She played fastpitch softball for the New York Americanettes in 1938-39. In 1939 her batting average was.406. That year she was the guest of New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at the opening day of the New York World's Fair, she played with the Manhattan Beach Girls, who competed in the Metropolitan League in Madison Square Garden. Deegan hit a 250-foot home run inside the building. Babe Ruth, the only other player to hit a home run inside the Garden, was in attendance, posed for a photograph with her, squeezing her biceps, she gained the nickname of "the Babe Ruth of Women's Softball". Deegan joined a Chicago fastpitch softball team for the American Softball Association National Tournament in 1943, she was soon signed by the league to play for the Rockford Peaches. She played for the Peaches until midway through the 1947 season, when she was traded to the Kenosha Comets, beginning a four-year stretch in which she played for six teams. In 1948 Deegan was with the Comets and Springfield Sallies, from 1949 through part of the 1951 season she played with the Fort Wayne Daisies.

She finished the season with the Peoria Redwings before ending her career in 1952, returning to the Rockford franchise. Her managers and coaches included former big-leaguers Max Carey, Jimmie Foxx, Bill Wambsganss and Marty McManus. Deegan worked as the league's official photographer; as a pitcher, she gave up the winning run to the Racine Belles in the final game of the 1946 Shaughnessy series but had a lifetime earned run average of 2.36. Her career batting average was.260. In 1944, the Brooklyn Dodgers brought Deegan and two other women players to the team's spring training camp at Bear Mountain, New York, she was given permission to travel with the team from manager Leo Durocher but was not allowed to step on the field. However, after retrieving a foul ball during an exhibition game, one of the coaches gave her a fungo bat and let her bat infield practice. Durocher was quoted as saying that "...if we run out of men, Millie will be the first on the team...if she were a man, she no doubt would have been a Dodger."

After retiring from baseball Deegan worked as a commercial photographer in Miami, North Carolina, New Jersey. She worked for the Western Electric Corporation in Kearney, New Jersey, she served as a coach for a semi-professional women's softball team for 22 years and as a coach at Middlesex County College in the late 1970s. Deegan moved to Florida in 1976 and died at the age of 82 following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Batting Pitching Fielding Baseball Reference BullpenMillie Deegan biography Mildred Deegan – Biography / Obituary. All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved 2019-04-11. St. Petersburg Times obituary – Pro ballplayer Millie Deegan dies. Retrieved 2019-04-10; the Diamond Angle – Three Views of Millie Deegan: Memories of Aunt Millie, by her niece, Joan Barker

Matheus IsaĆ­as dos Santos

Matheus Isaías dos Santos known as Matheus or Jussa, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Vasco da Gama. A central midfielder, he can play as a attacking midfielder, a forward, a central midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. Born in São Paulo, Matheus graduated from Portuguesa's youth categories. On 9 September 2014 he made his professional debut, replacing fellow youth graduate Gabriel Xavier in a 0–1 away loss against Santa Cruz for the Série B championship. On 22 November Matheus scored his first goal, netting his side's only in a 1–2 away loss against Ceará. On 27 April 2015, after staying four months unpaid, he moved to Vasco da Gama. On 10 January 2017, he moved to Bonsucesso of loan. Ogol profile Matheus Isaías dos Santos at Soccerway