The LEGO Group is a family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, and best known for the manufacture of the building toys known as LEGO. The company was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The word LEGO is derived from the Danish words "leg godt" which in Danish means "play well". In Italian the words mean "I tie together" and in Latin "I put together".
From 2011-2012, The LEGO Group has released 22 Cars 2-themed LEGO sets, as well as 10 Duplo sets.
On February 5, 2015, LEGO Ideas announced that they would be producing a model of WALL•E designed by Angus MacLane. LEGO Ideas is a subdivision of the LEGO Group where fans can submit models in hopes of them becoming official LEGO products.