Like many companies towards the end of each year, LEGO gives gifts to their employees to say "thank you" for all the effort the staff have put in throughout the year. Being LEGO, part of the gift involves an exclusive LEGO set ... last year it was the 'Happy Holidays' game, this year it is a reinterpretation of the LEGO classic wooden pull-along duck toy.
For those that don't know about the duck toy, it was one of the first toys produced by LEGO. Ole Kirk started making them in the mid-1930s, long before the company moved to manufacturing toys from plastic. It came in many slight variations, but they followed the same basic design, and the duck has become iconic of the early days of the LEGO company. You can see an example of one of the original wooden ducks by following this link (from the company museum in Billund).
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