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Lego fans help keep tabs on counterfeits

by Vishala Sri-Pathma May 16, 2019
Private investigators and sales teams can only do so much, says Lego's China vice president.
Mascot Jinbao made of Lego bricks is on display on day three of the China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China.
Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Bang for your brick: behind Lego’s thriving secondary market

by Justin Ho Mar 4, 2019
Lego fans and investors maintain a robust, independent online market for rare and valuable pieces.
At age 15, Kaleb Johnson sold some of his Harry Potter-branded Legos, which included a similar Mad-Eye Moody figurine. That sale netted him $2,000.
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How to be a Lego designer

by Eliza Mills and Tony Wagner Jun 29, 2018
The company's vice president of design left fashion for his "ultimate childhood dream" of working with the plastic bricks.
Husband and wife Annie and Ed Diment put the final bricks in place on their 400,000-piece "Ice Age" display at a Lego exhibition in London in 2015. The woolly mammoth took nine weeks to build.
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'Lego Batman' producer wants to make everything awesome (again)

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Feb 9, 2017
Dan Lin says this time, there's more pressure to build a successful franchise.
Dan Lin, producer of "The Lego Batman Movie,"
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Lego sales flatten out, but everything is still awesome

by Adam Allington Sep 7, 2016
The brickmaker puts the brakes on growth after global demand outstrips supply.
Toys are a fickle industry — here today, gone tomorrow, but Lego seems to have cracked the code.
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Lego announces new designs...or lack thereof

by David Brancaccio Nov 3, 2015
No, there won't be a Golden Girls set.

Lego's tiny bricks are bringing in huge profits

by Tony Wagner Sep 2, 2015
A decade ago they were close to bankrupt. Now, everything is awesome.

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Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

by Dan Weissmann Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.

The numbers for October 9, 2014

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Weekend Brunch: Apple's new gadgets and Lego overtakes Barbie

by Lizzie O'Leary Sep 12, 2014
Huffington Post's Ben Walsh and NY Mag's Jessica Pressler round up the week in news.

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