This article is from the Lego FAQ, by Tom Pfeifer firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Since 2000, LEGO offers a limited assortment of LEGO elements in bulk
through LEGO Shop At Home. See http://www.lego.com/bulk/.
The profits of the company are falling in the last years. Reasons are
weaker demand due to interest in computer-based toys and video games.
LEGO itself was a bit late with their computer development.
LEGO will cut 1000 jobs of its 10000 employees worldwide. Half of the
workforce is based in Denmark. They will focus also on opening more
theme parks worldwide, in addition to Billund, Windsor, Carlsbad.
LEGO, privately owned by the Kristiansen family, claims not to have
had a loss since it was founded. Look at the optimistic photograph of
CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.
1992 1996 1997 Sales US$ 1000M US$ 1200M US$ 1200M Profits US$ 100M US$ 78M US$ 10M or in DKK: Sales DKK 7600M DKK 7600M Profits DKK 470M DKK 62M