- January 29: The original Danish patent filed in 1958 is granted.
- LEGO begins to sell products in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Morocco and Japan.
- The first black bricks are introduced.
- The first LEGO plates are introduced.
- LEGO began to use ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic to make HO 1:87 Vehicles.