Lego plans hiring spree for digital growth drive
10/03/2021 | news | business | 398
The toy giant sees best sales in five years as lockdown spurs growth in Lego sets for families.
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10/03/2021 13:21:24 2 31
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Are these proper jobs?
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10/03/2021 13:28:38 22 1
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Why what do you do?
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10/03/2021 13:29:27 6 0
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Well it's some thing to build on ??
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10/03/2021 13:23:07 13 34
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Is this a news story or a free advert for Lego. the BBC where you don't have to pay for advertising! But you do have to pay for a tv licence if you are over 75
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10/03/2021 13:32:27 14 7
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"But you do have to pay for a tv licence if you are over 75"

Well you can thank the current Government for that.
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10/03/2021 14:44:35 0 0
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If they ignored the creation of hundreds of new jobs, they'd be wrong too, wouldn't they?
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10/03/2021 13:24:24 16 18
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In the UK and Denmark. Still the Brexiteer frothers will be in claiming whatever is the flavour of the day.
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10/03/2021 13:40:27 9 3
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... he said in a frothy post.
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10/03/2021 13:25:36 231 3
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So nice to read some good news and to know that the lockdown has encouraged families to do things together.
Unless its the Royals eh - come on BBC where is the HYS....dont want to risk it eh?..I often dislike Piers Morgan and the things he says...but we have to fight for his right to say them and stop this woke police shut down of different views...On this one I with him, dont believe a word of it and hope to never see or read about Ginge and Whinge ever again Removed
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10/03/2021 16:14:17 2 2
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working from home allows that
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11/03/2021 16:41:12 0 0
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A number of kids are left to their own when its playtime. Mum and dad not interested in playing video games or any sport with their kids.

Just representing my view and experiences, that's all.
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10/03/2021 13:21:12 24 26
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Well done, so who needs the EU, the UK is Great, Britain is great, we are getting stronger and stronger whilst the EU is sinking faster every day
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10/03/2021 15:06:32 2 3
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So the new jobs announced in Denmark as a result of this have gone past you without note then?
The fact that the UK has had a far deeper recession as a result of the combination of Covid & Brexit than any EU country has experienced has failed to make any impact on your consciousness, the fact that there is still a longer list of countries eager to join the EU than of ones wanting to leave the UK?
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10/03/2021 13:28:29 32 32
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No doubt Comrade Remoaner will be claiming that this has nothing to do with Brexit

But they wouldn't be saying that if Lego had closed it's facilities in the UK and moved them back to Denmark

Hypocrisy?

Yes!
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10/03/2021 13:31:07 23 25
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It employs 750 people in the UK. That's the equivalent of 4 large secondary schools. Do calm down.
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10/03/2021 13:48:17 7 2
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Not really. Jobs will be lost and created for lots of reasons, some related to Brexit and some not, that's just common sense. There is nothing in this story to suggest these new jobs are due to Brexit which you appear keen to claim. Their sales increased hugely during the pandemic resulting in new jobs so you'd probably need to attribute it to the pandemic rather than Brexit.
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10/03/2021 14:49:21 4 0
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The jobs are due to be split between Denmark, China and the UK.
We don't yet know how many in each place, but kwitters have reached the stage where any straw will be clutched at no matter how small and pathetic.
Get a life. Removed
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10/03/2021 13:21:24 2 31
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Are these proper jobs?
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10/03/2021 13:28:38 22 1
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Why what do you do?
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10/03/2021 13:34:55 0 1
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Most likely.......Nothing
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10/03/2021 14:07:27 0 2
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I'm unemployed, why? Because I've saved enough to not have to work again!
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10/03/2021 13:21:24 2 31
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Are these proper jobs?
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10/03/2021 13:29:27 6 0
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Well it's some thing to build on ??
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10/03/2021 13:25:36 231 3
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So nice to read some good news and to know that the lockdown has encouraged families to do things together.
Unless its the Royals eh - come on BBC where is the HYS....dont want to risk it eh?..I often dislike Piers Morgan and the things he says...but we have to fight for his right to say them and stop this woke police shut down of different views...On this one I with him, dont believe a word of it and hope to never see or read about Ginge and Whinge ever again Removed
You mean like when he fought for his right to have faked photos printed in his "newspaper" and thus endangered British lives in Iraq? Or when his paper did phone-tapping? Removed
I'd rather have a HYS on Randy Andy Removed
Strange that people defend Piers Morgan's right to preach his own personal views on TV every day yet the slightest hint of an opinion from a BBC presenter is met with outrage about 'bias'. Piers can speak as freely as he likes to anyone who has nothing better to do that read his Twitter, ITV just decided it wasn't for them any more. Removed
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10/03/2021 13:28:29 32 32
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No doubt Comrade Remoaner will be claiming that this has nothing to do with Brexit

But they wouldn't be saying that if Lego had closed it's facilities in the UK and moved them back to Denmark

Hypocrisy?

Yes!
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10/03/2021 13:31:07 23 25
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It employs 750 people in the UK. That's the equivalent of 4 large secondary schools. Do calm down.
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10/03/2021 13:32:47 3 4
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So are you saying that is a good thing or a bad thing?

Or even that it is 'Despite Brexit'?
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10/03/2021 13:41:00 0 4
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No it's not, not even close.
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10/03/2021 13:31:20 156 10
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I bet the other toy makers are bricking it!
I'll get my coat...
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10/03/2021 14:27:10 16 5
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LEGO sues them if they brick it.
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10/03/2021 15:54:43 1 0
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Lego, building for the future generations
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10/03/2021 15:55:48 1 0
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I'll get it for you :)
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10/03/2021 16:43:27 2 0
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Lego could end up having the monopoly on the toy industry.
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10/03/2021 16:46:34 3 0
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Well you have made me laugh ??
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10/03/2021 13:32:25 22 24
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See, us remainers warned you that Brexit would be disast.... oh wait this is an example of lots of new jobs being created... errr, move along people!
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10/03/2021 13:34:23 22 15
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It's almost as if brexiteers are blind to words like "Denmark" in the article...
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10/03/2021 13:38:48 6 5
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A couple of hundred jobs is "a lot" is it?
200 jobs is equivalent of 0.0006% of the work force employed in the UK, and thats not counting that they haven't exactly stipulated which of these are UK jobs and which are Danish....
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10/03/2021 13:48:07 5 8
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These jobs will struggle to be filled with English 'Computer Experts', developers are hard to get hold of, let alone a decent one. They will be looking to bring people in from India, as all the visa deals are being signed now, but then I suppose you won't have a problem with that, will you? :-)
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10/03/2021 13:23:07 13 34
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Is this a news story or a free advert for Lego. the BBC where you don't have to pay for advertising! But you do have to pay for a tv licence if you are over 75
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10/03/2021 13:32:27 14 7
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"But you do have to pay for a tv licence if you are over 75"

Well you can thank the current Government for that.
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10/03/2021 13:31:07 23 25
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It employs 750 people in the UK. That's the equivalent of 4 large secondary schools. Do calm down.
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10/03/2021 13:32:47 3 4
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So are you saying that is a good thing or a bad thing?

Or even that it is 'Despite Brexit'?
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10/03/2021 13:36:57 6 6
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I'm saying that 750 jobs is 0.0022% of the work force, and the vast majority of those are in their retail stores and theme park businesses.

If that's a spectacular success for Brexit, then you're looking for very, very small successes.
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10/03/2021 13:32:25 22 24
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See, us remainers warned you that Brexit would be disast.... oh wait this is an example of lots of new jobs being created... errr, move along people!
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10/03/2021 13:34:23 22 15
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It's almost as if brexiteers are blind to words like "Denmark" in the article...
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10/03/2021 13:52:32 2 3
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Denmark is in the EU ... remember??

????
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10/03/2021 13:34:40 46 44
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I'm sure that Ursula will be banning the export of Lego bricks to the UK soon...
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TPB
10/03/2021 15:15:00 11 26
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Didn’t the Remoaners like the BBC tell us investment in the UK would stop after Brexit. I guess that was just their political agenda. The truth has always been different.
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10/03/2021 17:42:33 1 0
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Yawn!
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10/03/2021 13:28:38 22 1
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Why what do you do?
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10/03/2021 13:34:55 0 1
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Most likely.......Nothing
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Tom
10/03/2021 13:35:54 16 8
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This is the correct approach to the pandemic. Whether you want to hear it or not, most people (and more so the younger generations) want things integrated online. The pandemic only accelerated the death of the high street, it was going that way anyway.

Businesses need to adapt and evolve or they will be another Blockbuster, Woolworths or Debenhams.
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10/03/2021 13:36:16 31 5
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Oooo Lego! Is this a physical form of Minecraft?
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10/03/2021 13:37:32 10 6
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Both are amazing:)!
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10/03/2021 13:38:23 4 1
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Ha! Good point!

PS: I have enjoyed playing Minecraft once again during the lockdown :-)
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10/03/2021 13:36:49 21 22
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well done Lego. Britain is Great... sorry Remoaners
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10/03/2021 14:05:41 12 3
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I am a snowflake, remoaner, crap person .................. actually i have no problem with Lego investing here, I drink real ale and eat full English. I may not have been born here, but i think Britain is Great and my naturalization papers tell me I am British - something you probably don't have. proof of.
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10/03/2021 14:43:53 6 2
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If it is so great why are these jobs not all in Britain instead of in Denmark (in the EU) and China as well?

Funny how the selective brain of a kwitter can never see beyond the white cliffs of Dover isn't it.
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10/03/2021 14:47:33 5 0
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Ha! ?? I love searching HYS stories that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Brexit to find the attuned commentator that somehow manages to crowbar it in there. Congratulations! It's over, move on with your life.
Unless its the Royals eh - come on BBC where is the HYS....dont want to risk it eh?..I often dislike Piers Morgan and the things he says...but we have to fight for his right to say them and stop this woke police shut down of different views...On this one I with him, dont believe a word of it and hope to never see or read about Ginge and Whinge ever again Removed
You mean like when he fought for his right to have faked photos printed in his "newspaper" and thus endangered British lives in Iraq? Or when his paper did phone-tapping? Removed
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10/03/2021 16:43:42 1 1
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Your profile name says it all! Sums you up perfectly
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10/03/2021 13:32:47 3 4
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So are you saying that is a good thing or a bad thing?

Or even that it is 'Despite Brexit'?
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10/03/2021 13:36:57 6 6
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I'm saying that 750 jobs is 0.0022% of the work force, and the vast majority of those are in their retail stores and theme park businesses.

If that's a spectacular success for Brexit, then you're looking for very, very small successes.
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10/03/2021 13:38:58 2 11
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Yawn/10 for any eeyore comments from remainer sophists.
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 8 4
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But to 750 people it is a job

Arrogance!

What do you do for a living which is so much more important?
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10/03/2021 13:42:53 6 4
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It's still 750 jobs no matter what. You sound like you don't actually have a job
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10/03/2021 13:36:16 31 5
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Oooo Lego! Is this a physical form of Minecraft?
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10/03/2021 13:37:32 10 6
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Both are amazing:)!
Unless its the Royals eh - come on BBC where is the HYS....dont want to risk it eh?..I often dislike Piers Morgan and the things he says...but we have to fight for his right to say them and stop this woke police shut down of different views...On this one I with him, dont believe a word of it and hope to never see or read about Ginge and Whinge ever again Removed
I'd rather have a HYS on Randy Andy Removed
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10/03/2021 13:38:15 102 11
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An outstanding educational toy, but many get hooked on 'sticking to the plans'.
We have a 'random lego rule' with the grandchildren. If they build a 'planned' set, after taking it apart they have to think of something different using as many pieces as possible.
This can last for days, and they often prefer the improvised builds, and thinking.
Long may Lego prosper, good news that they're thriving!
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10/03/2021 14:17:58 16 2
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Should check out : https://rebrickable.com/
A place for people to share alternative builds from sets :-)
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10/03/2021 16:03:13 3 0
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Lego got me started in engineering. After my education had finished, I spent the best part of 25 years putting things together for a living.

I wish my mother hadn't given away my many buckets of the stuff...
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10/03/2021 20:40:56 0 0
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The Lego Mindstorms programmable unit is a fantastic addition.
Many schools use it to teach programming.
The childrens' innovation in creating the robots to solve problems is amazing, either as part of First Lego League (a world wide competition) or Tomorrows Engineers.

And - when it returns - The Big Bang Show at the NEC hosts the UK finals.
Ah a lego fascist ?? who has rules even if they're for free thinking play? Sounds like a contradiction. Removed
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10/03/2021 13:36:16 31 5
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Oooo Lego! Is this a physical form of Minecraft?
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10/03/2021 13:38:23 4 1
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Ha! Good point!

PS: I have enjoyed playing Minecraft once again during the lockdown :-)
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10/03/2021 14:22:18 5 1
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There are LEGO Minecraft sets too.
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10/03/2021 13:32:25 22 24
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See, us remainers warned you that Brexit would be disast.... oh wait this is an example of lots of new jobs being created... errr, move along people!
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10/03/2021 13:38:48 6 5
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A couple of hundred jobs is "a lot" is it?
200 jobs is equivalent of 0.0006% of the work force employed in the UK, and thats not counting that they haven't exactly stipulated which of these are UK jobs and which are Danish....
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10/03/2021 13:38:52 1 20
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Not so long ago, I asked a manager of a LEGO store...”What does Lego mean in English?”Sadly, he couldn’t answer. When I informed him that it is ‘Play - Well’, he was embarrassed that he didn’t know. My point is, or perhaps my suggestion would be to rebrand the shop sign - to have the Danish translation. I’m sure it would be fun, and educational for everyone. I wonder if anyone has thought of it?
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10/03/2021 13:44:44 15 2
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I don't think a global behemoth with a longstanding and rock solid brand identity like Lego should touch their name or logo.
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joe
10/03/2021 13:45:45 2 1
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Way to go Ruth: show your superiority to that pathetic LEGO store manager. Make him feel insignificant. Out of all the wrongs in the world I think this is one of the worst I’ve heard.....
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10/03/2021 13:47:30 6 1
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Lego is a powerful brand and the brand is king not its meaning. In much the same way as Volvo is derived from "I roll" in Latin, conjugated from "volvere" when they manufactured ball bearings. How odd it would be to see a car brand relabelled "I roll".
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HKJ
10/03/2021 14:02:22 1 1
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Feeling a touch of superiority this morning are we? Who made you feel bad about yourself that you have to belittle others over something that is not even common knowledge?
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10/03/2021 14:41:05 2 0
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Not sure if belittling a staff member is very becoming, and what you say isn't really accurate either.

"Lego" isn't Danish for "play well" but is just derived from the Danish phrase for that.
Also apparently in Latin Lego can mean "I collect" so it's a absolute masterpiece of branding (although I wonder if that's a coincidence).
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10/03/2021 13:38:56 12 21
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All these irate remoaners on her hating good news for the UK, BREXIT the wonderful gift that keeps on giving...
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10/03/2021 13:42:06 21 7
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I did not vote to remain................ but I also cannot see what these gifts we have due to Brexit are.
I see lots of negatives and very few positives.
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10/03/2021 13:48:36 8 2
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Where exactly? Quick glance at the other 32 comments and not a single one. You are full of BS.
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10/03/2021 15:11:56 2 0
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Brexit is the gift that keeps on taking.
We may if we are lucky get a handful of jobs out of this (which we'd still most likely have got if we'd not left the EU) but we have definitely lost 10's of thousands as a direct result of Brexit with companies moving out of the UK.

For example £1.6T per year of financial services business and all the jobs that went with it that moved on 1/1/21
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10/03/2021 13:36:57 6 6
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I'm saying that 750 jobs is 0.0022% of the work force, and the vast majority of those are in their retail stores and theme park businesses.

If that's a spectacular success for Brexit, then you're looking for very, very small successes.
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10/03/2021 13:38:58 2 11
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Yawn/10 for any eeyore comments from remainer sophists.
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10/03/2021 13:36:57 6 6
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I'm saying that 750 jobs is 0.0022% of the work force, and the vast majority of those are in their retail stores and theme park businesses.

If that's a spectacular success for Brexit, then you're looking for very, very small successes.
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 8 4
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But to 750 people it is a job

Arrogance!

What do you do for a living which is so much more important?
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10/03/2021 13:43:59 5 6
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Oh so I see, it doesn't matter about the quality of the jobs or the pay, only that its a miniscule statistic that you can use for a political non-point.
I get it. 750 jobs on minimum wage is better than the thousands lost in fisheries and the banking sector... I get it.

Small successes for small mindedness.
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 4 4
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Lego need to look at quality control, the favourite Lamborgine they describe has many colouring problems throughout the set, its a known problem that thet refuse to fix, ignoring customers like my self, they also need to ignore such groups, as the German Peace council so they can build other model's related to military.
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10/03/2021 13:42:54 9 3
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There have been problems with substandard bricks since Lego ramped up production in China.

The bricks from EU & Mexico are always of top quality. This has been known in Lego circles for a few years now.
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10/03/2021 14:15:22 1 2
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It's Lego. You can build whatever you like! That's the joy of Lego. If you want to build a tank, for example, just build a tank. You don't need an instruction booklet!
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10/03/2021 13:24:24 16 18
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In the UK and Denmark. Still the Brexiteer frothers will be in claiming whatever is the flavour of the day.
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10/03/2021 13:40:27 9 3
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... he said in a frothy post.
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10/03/2021 15:07:49 1 0
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Says you, despite multiple posts in this HYS proving seront to be absolutely correct...
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10/03/2021 13:40:59 26 3
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I for one absolutely love lego. I grew up having it as gifts for birthdays etc. It has become a very tradeable/investment item now too, with some sets now fetching 6 figures at auction. It also seems to be gaining momentum in acting as an investment with some sets.
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10/03/2021 13:31:07 23 25
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It employs 750 people in the UK. That's the equivalent of 4 large secondary schools. Do calm down.
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10/03/2021 13:41:00 0 4
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No it's not, not even close.
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10/03/2021 13:38:56 12 21
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All these irate remoaners on her hating good news for the UK, BREXIT the wonderful gift that keeps on giving...
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10/03/2021 13:42:06 21 7
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I did not vote to remain................ but I also cannot see what these gifts we have due to Brexit are.
I see lots of negatives and very few positives.
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10/03/2021 13:50:56 0 8
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Yes I also voted leave but can’t see what there is in Boris’s “deal” which helps the UK. No deal would have been much much better.....

No Irish Sea border, full control of our coastal waters etc
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10/03/2021 13:36:57 6 6
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I'm saying that 750 jobs is 0.0022% of the work force, and the vast majority of those are in their retail stores and theme park businesses.

If that's a spectacular success for Brexit, then you're looking for very, very small successes.
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10/03/2021 13:42:53 6 4
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It's still 750 jobs no matter what. You sound like you don't actually have a job
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 4 4
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Lego need to look at quality control, the favourite Lamborgine they describe has many colouring problems throughout the set, its a known problem that thet refuse to fix, ignoring customers like my self, they also need to ignore such groups, as the German Peace council so they can build other model's related to military.
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10/03/2021 13:42:54 9 3
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There have been problems with substandard bricks since Lego ramped up production in China.

The bricks from EU & Mexico are always of top quality. This has been known in Lego circles for a few years now.
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10/03/2021 14:26:15 2 1
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Not really. Their new clear windows are "milky" as they have changed the plastic used for clear components. Also the reddish brown issues were also for European and Mexican made parts.
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10/03/2021 17:46:42 0 0
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It amuses me that there are still people around that think 'Made in China' means poor quality. You can but poor quality products from anywhere these days - and you can buy really well made stuff from anywhere too, including China!
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 8 4
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But to 750 people it is a job

Arrogance!

What do you do for a living which is so much more important?
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10/03/2021 13:43:59 5 6
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Oh so I see, it doesn't matter about the quality of the jobs or the pay, only that its a miniscule statistic that you can use for a political non-point.
I get it. 750 jobs on minimum wage is better than the thousands lost in fisheries and the banking sector... I get it.

Small successes for small mindedness.
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10/03/2021 13:47:32 6 11
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Still waiting for the emergency budgets, food riots, empty shelves, fiscal flight, runs on the pound, runaway inflation, record interest rates, millions unemployed, 'the worst recession in history' all topped off with world war three

All PROMISED by the Remoaners...
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10/03/2021 13:52:16 4 1
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But those hundreds of new jobs are unlikely to be minimum wage as they are after computer games and website specialists (right there in the article) who would probably have some form of qualification. These are in addition to those already employed. I'm sure there will be some-one who appreciates the work just not you it appears.
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10/03/2021 13:38:52 1 20
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Not so long ago, I asked a manager of a LEGO store...”What does Lego mean in English?”Sadly, he couldn’t answer. When I informed him that it is ‘Play - Well’, he was embarrassed that he didn’t know. My point is, or perhaps my suggestion would be to rebrand the shop sign - to have the Danish translation. I’m sure it would be fun, and educational for everyone. I wonder if anyone has thought of it?
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10/03/2021 13:44:44 15 2
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I don't think a global behemoth with a longstanding and rock solid brand identity like Lego should touch their name or logo.
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10/03/2021 13:45:07 4 2
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They're building something great there...
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10/03/2021 13:38:52 1 20
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Not so long ago, I asked a manager of a LEGO store...”What does Lego mean in English?”Sadly, he couldn’t answer. When I informed him that it is ‘Play - Well’, he was embarrassed that he didn’t know. My point is, or perhaps my suggestion would be to rebrand the shop sign - to have the Danish translation. I’m sure it would be fun, and educational for everyone. I wonder if anyone has thought of it?
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joe
10/03/2021 13:45:45 2 1
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Way to go Ruth: show your superiority to that pathetic LEGO store manager. Make him feel insignificant. Out of all the wrongs in the world I think this is one of the worst I’ve heard.....
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10/03/2021 13:45:56 15 19
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Lego hundreds more jobs
New plant milk factory, hundreds more jobs
New car battery mega factories with thousands of jobs
Post Office keeping the thousands on new employees
It goes on and on
We now know who the liars are, who told the porkies during the Brexit debate
Who where the scaremongers, the misinformers, the story spinners
We will not forget
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10/03/2021 13:53:13 6 2
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Entirely agree.. like not joining the Euro a disaster, planes dropping from the sky etc.. etc..
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HKJ
10/03/2021 13:59:18 5 3
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What utter tosh.

All of it is too soon to claim as a 'success' OR 'failure'. Don't cherry pick to suit your internal bias. There have been both positives and negatives following on, but nothing that yet proves it as the measurably better choice.

Your attitude on it is why so many (who had bona fide and valid concerns) take issue with smug brexiteers intent on dividing the population further.
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10/03/2021 14:02:52 4 3
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What a Gammon. You couldn't resist.
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10/03/2021 14:59:06 3 0
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Yep it's people like you who deliberately ignores the negatives and talks up the very few small gains to try and mask the massive losses.
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10/03/2021 13:46:56 112 6
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Lego is an excellent product, everyone has enjoyed it over the years and it's also good when you share the fun building it with your kids.

Its nice to see an announcement like this.
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10/03/2021 14:03:03 23 58
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Despise the stuff due to children carelessly discarding it all over the house only to be discovered by a barefoot treading on it while lying in wait on a wooden floor to claim yet another victim.
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10/03/2021 14:42:47 0 7
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I buy cobi... from Poland. Far better value for money and a far better historical series of sets.
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10/03/2021 16:14:38 0 13
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rubbish product. playstation is better
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Stu
11/03/2021 09:38:31 0 0
bbc
Good news from BBC online !
LEGO has always been a great product (evenfrom the early days of my childhood), and they have always been "mobing forward -- I hope to be building LEGO with my new great-grandson as soon as he's old enough :-)
28
10/03/2021 13:38:52 1 20
bbc
Not so long ago, I asked a manager of a LEGO store...”What does Lego mean in English?”Sadly, he couldn’t answer. When I informed him that it is ‘Play - Well’, he was embarrassed that he didn’t know. My point is, or perhaps my suggestion would be to rebrand the shop sign - to have the Danish translation. I’m sure it would be fun, and educational for everyone. I wonder if anyone has thought of it?
45
10/03/2021 13:47:30 6 1
bbc
Lego is a powerful brand and the brand is king not its meaning. In much the same way as Volvo is derived from "I roll" in Latin, conjugated from "volvere" when they manufactured ball bearings. How odd it would be to see a car brand relabelled "I roll".
46
10/03/2021 13:47:31 3 7
bbc
So sad the plan is a sustainable product by 2030, & wasn't delivered decades ago. It's a full time job to consume as little as possible in terms of harmful, dangerous emissions.
62
10/03/2021 13:53:53 4 5
bbc
The next step will be bio-degradable bricks that have to be replaced for every generation of children. Great for the earth and better still for the company.
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HKJ
10/03/2021 13:56:09 2 0
bbc
It's a step in the right direction, and while arguably it could have been done sooner, Lego is marginally less disastrous by dint of its longevity and durable nature. As it notes, you have sets that can be decades old, yet still work absolutely fine, and can be passed down the generations. By comparison, look at the throwaway nature of so much of our society as it stands.
39
10/03/2021 13:43:59 5 6
bbc
Oh so I see, it doesn't matter about the quality of the jobs or the pay, only that its a miniscule statistic that you can use for a political non-point.
I get it. 750 jobs on minimum wage is better than the thousands lost in fisheries and the banking sector... I get it.

Small successes for small mindedness.
47
10/03/2021 13:47:32 6 11
bbc
Still waiting for the emergency budgets, food riots, empty shelves, fiscal flight, runs on the pound, runaway inflation, record interest rates, millions unemployed, 'the worst recession in history' all topped off with world war three

All PROMISED by the Remoaners...
166
10/03/2021 14:53:16 4 1
bbc
We had an emergency budget, for the food riots look at the number of people now reliant on food banks, the £ fell from 1.40 down to 1.20 to the Euro (actually a little below that but who's counting), we have millions unemployed even with the governments dodgy manipulated figures, and we are in the worst recession in history at the moment.

Perhaps you should take the blinkers off?
12
10/03/2021 13:32:25 22 24
bbc
See, us remainers warned you that Brexit would be disast.... oh wait this is an example of lots of new jobs being created... errr, move along people!
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TV
10/03/2021 13:48:07 5 8
bbc
These jobs will struggle to be filled with English 'Computer Experts', developers are hard to get hold of, let alone a decent one. They will be looking to bring people in from India, as all the visa deals are being signed now, but then I suppose you won't have a problem with that, will you? :-)
68
10/03/2021 13:58:54 5 3
bbc
??

Err.... no ... they want British games developers... if they wanted Indian ones ... they would have gone to ...wait for it .... India. Because they have gone to China for... wait for it .... Chinese developers.

Now we can see why you are not running a big computer games business... ??????
6
10/03/2021 13:28:29 32 32
bbc
No doubt Comrade Remoaner will be claiming that this has nothing to do with Brexit

But they wouldn't be saying that if Lego had closed it's facilities in the UK and moved them back to Denmark

Hypocrisy?

Yes!
49
10/03/2021 13:48:17 7 2
bbc
Not really. Jobs will be lost and created for lots of reasons, some related to Brexit and some not, that's just common sense. There is nothing in this story to suggest these new jobs are due to Brexit which you appear keen to claim. Their sales increased hugely during the pandemic resulting in new jobs so you'd probably need to attribute it to the pandemic rather than Brexit.
50
10/03/2021 13:48:31 9 5
bbc
So in some people’s opinion having fun is not a viable option then? Why on earth would you down vote, is having an idea so bad?
29
10/03/2021 13:38:56 12 21
bbc
All these irate remoaners on her hating good news for the UK, BREXIT the wonderful gift that keeps on giving...
51
10/03/2021 13:48:36 8 2
bbc
Where exactly? Quick glance at the other 32 comments and not a single one. You are full of BS.
52
10/03/2021 13:48:57 10 6
bbc
Any chance of manufacturing a Lego set that ever so mildly electrocutes arsey E bay sellers on car boot sales? Or will I have to continue working on my own prototype?
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Ian
10/03/2021 13:49:07 8 28
bbc
At the end of the day, this is a Danish company, so all the profits from these LEGO sales will go to Denmark not the UK. Not exactly such great news for the Brexiters is it?! A hundred jobs in LEGO digital in the UK is not going to keep the NHS going or replace all the trade lost through the disaster that is Brexit is it?!
58
10/03/2021 13:52:19 12 3
bbc
But I thought they said Brexit would only bring job losses?
66
10/03/2021 13:57:57 5 6
bbc
If I was one of the 100 new employees alive saver so don't knock it my friend, you need to understand Covid is the disaster, & once defeated Brexit success will come into its own.
83
10/03/2021 14:09:23 3 4
bbc
Ask one of the new 100 employees if it is great news, perhaps a life saver in fact, the disaster my friend is Covid & once defeated Brexit & Britishness will mean recovery return of economic success in the face s of Brussels.
95
10/03/2021 14:15:52 2 4
bbc
Suck it up buttercup we're out like it or not.
Time to put another record on because the "Brexit's to blame for everything" record is well and truly broken!
Any number of jobs created in the UK is a good thing but you can't see that because your still wearing your Brexit is a bad thing blinkers
54
10/03/2021 13:49:42 2 2
bbc
Such initiative is to be applauded as model for success to be followed by with other companies with initiative th key word, no matter what the product.
55
10/03/2021 13:50:47 21 9
bbc
The build-what-you-want box of bricks was all that was available when I was a kid - and you had to use your own imagination and creativity. I was looking at a photograph of the Lamborghini model, and I was struggling to identify any standard 'bricks' or anything that might be useful in creating a different model.
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Mxx
10/03/2021 14:15:44 9 1
bbc
The Lamborghini is mostly Technic rather than System bricks but you can rebuild into a myriad of other technic creations
114
10/03/2021 14:22:14 5 1
bbc
Most useful Lego brigs are the standard red 2x4 ones. Timeless classics!
264
10/03/2021 15:55:28 0 0
bbc
The standard parts are under the skin, and.boy, are they complex.
36
10/03/2021 13:42:06 21 7
bbc
I did not vote to remain................ but I also cannot see what these gifts we have due to Brexit are.
I see lots of negatives and very few positives.
56
10/03/2021 13:50:56 0 8
bbc
Yes I also voted leave but can’t see what there is in Boris’s “deal” which helps the UK. No deal would have been much much better.....

No Irish Sea border, full control of our coastal waters etc
192
10/03/2021 15:07:56 2 0
bbc
No deal would have meant and irish border, tariffs and even more paperwork. Why do you think boris was so desperate to avoid it.
39
10/03/2021 13:43:59 5 6
bbc
Oh so I see, it doesn't matter about the quality of the jobs or the pay, only that its a miniscule statistic that you can use for a political non-point.
I get it. 750 jobs on minimum wage is better than the thousands lost in fisheries and the banking sector... I get it.

Small successes for small mindedness.
57
10/03/2021 13:52:16 4 1
bbc
But those hundreds of new jobs are unlikely to be minimum wage as they are after computer games and website specialists (right there in the article) who would probably have some form of qualification. These are in addition to those already employed. I'm sure there will be some-one who appreciates the work just not you it appears.
171
10/03/2021 14:55:58 3 2
bbc
The hundreds of new jobs are to be split between Denmark, China and the UK.
With the shortage of skills in the IT sector in the UK it is unlikely there will be many in the UK.
Certainly not as many as the number of highly skilled people who have abandoned the UK to move back to the EU as a result of both Brexit and the Pandemic.
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Ian
10/03/2021 13:49:07 8 28
bbc
At the end of the day, this is a Danish company, so all the profits from these LEGO sales will go to Denmark not the UK. Not exactly such great news for the Brexiters is it?! A hundred jobs in LEGO digital in the UK is not going to keep the NHS going or replace all the trade lost through the disaster that is Brexit is it?!
58
10/03/2021 13:52:19 12 3
bbc
But I thought they said Brexit would only bring job losses?
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Ian
10/03/2021 14:02:36 5 8
bbc
100 or so new LEGO digital jobs will not replace the 436,000 jobs lost due to Brexit will it. Please keep up at the back.
84
10/03/2021 14:09:25 2 2
bbc
Nigella .... Latin for fennel or in your case flannel. Why not have a true patriotic English or home nations name like ..... Ethel
88
10/03/2021 14:11:57 0 2
bbc
Your Brexit has or will be swept into a hole marked Covid 19 do keep up with the games..
122
10/03/2021 14:27:26 0 2
bbc
Agreed, they, whoever they are , were wrong yet again
15
10/03/2021 13:34:23 22 15
bbc
It's almost as if brexiteers are blind to words like "Denmark" in the article...
59
10/03/2021 13:52:32 2 3
bbc
Denmark is in the EU ... remember??

????
43
10/03/2021 13:45:56 15 19
bbc
Lego hundreds more jobs
New plant milk factory, hundreds more jobs
New car battery mega factories with thousands of jobs
Post Office keeping the thousands on new employees
It goes on and on
We now know who the liars are, who told the porkies during the Brexit debate
Who where the scaremongers, the misinformers, the story spinners
We will not forget
60
10/03/2021 13:53:13 6 2
bbc
Entirely agree.. like not joining the Euro a disaster, planes dropping from the sky etc.. etc..
61
10/03/2021 13:53:20 4 10
bbc
Lego is a greqat product but It does need to stop being plastic and I hope they find a strong alternative. Also surely there's plastic making plants closer to Denmark than China and Mexico?.
102
10/03/2021 14:17:19 1 2
bbc
Single use plastic is not a great idea, but my Lego Techic has been reused many, many times over the years, and is still going strong.
137
10/03/2021 14:40:38 1 0
bbc
They do have an alternative already. You can build LEGO creations virtually using CAD like software. It is not as fun though, plus it is "screen time" and there is still an environmental impact due to the power used.
46
10/03/2021 13:47:31 3 7
bbc
So sad the plan is a sustainable product by 2030, & wasn't delivered decades ago. It's a full time job to consume as little as possible in terms of harmful, dangerous emissions.
62
10/03/2021 13:53:53 4 5
bbc
The next step will be bio-degradable bricks that have to be replaced for every generation of children. Great for the earth and better still for the company.
46
10/03/2021 13:47:31 3 7
bbc
So sad the plan is a sustainable product by 2030, & wasn't delivered decades ago. It's a full time job to consume as little as possible in terms of harmful, dangerous emissions.
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HKJ
10/03/2021 13:56:09 2 0
bbc
It's a step in the right direction, and while arguably it could have been done sooner, Lego is marginally less disastrous by dint of its longevity and durable nature. As it notes, you have sets that can be decades old, yet still work absolutely fine, and can be passed down the generations. By comparison, look at the throwaway nature of so much of our society as it stands.
64
10/03/2021 13:56:16 13 4
bbc
why china? oh I see 1.6 billion people to sell to. a third of the worlds population .
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Rog
10/03/2021 14:40:51 26 0
bbc
Or one very big and long wall.
65
10/03/2021 13:56:47 3 9
bbc
you can't recycle Lego.
79
10/03/2021 14:04:39 17 3
bbc
What? It's a part of a bus one day, then a building, then a spaceship, then a train and once you've finished creating you pass onto a child for them to 'recylce' into millions of creations... Have you ever seen anyone throw lego away?
87
10/03/2021 14:11:31 6 2
bbc
But you can reuse it... and reuse is better than recycle!
116
10/03/2021 14:24:29 1 2
bbc
Lego is constantly being recycled, children eventually to their children then to great grandchildren....I have never hard of leo being dumped in the waste bin.
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Ian
10/03/2021 13:49:07 8 28
bbc
At the end of the day, this is a Danish company, so all the profits from these LEGO sales will go to Denmark not the UK. Not exactly such great news for the Brexiters is it?! A hundred jobs in LEGO digital in the UK is not going to keep the NHS going or replace all the trade lost through the disaster that is Brexit is it?!
66
10/03/2021 13:57:57 5 6
bbc
If I was one of the 100 new employees alive saver so don't knock it my friend, you need to understand Covid is the disaster, & once defeated Brexit success will come into its own.
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Ian
10/03/2021 14:05:42 4 7
bbc
Unbelievable belief that something will be great when ALL the evidence thus far suggest Brexit is a national disaster of a Titanic scale. Yes, Covid is also a disaster and has been handled extremely badly by this incompetent and corrupt government. Please wake up and see the damage both tory brexit and tory mishandling of covid has done to our once great country.
67
10/03/2021 13:58:23 42 5
bbc
Everything is Awesome.
258
10/03/2021 15:52:22 17 2
bbc
2 people clearly haven't seen the film
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TV
10/03/2021 13:48:07 5 8
bbc
These jobs will struggle to be filled with English 'Computer Experts', developers are hard to get hold of, let alone a decent one. They will be looking to bring people in from India, as all the visa deals are being signed now, but then I suppose you won't have a problem with that, will you? :-)
68
10/03/2021 13:58:54 5 3
bbc
??

Err.... no ... they want British games developers... if they wanted Indian ones ... they would have gone to ...wait for it .... India. Because they have gone to China for... wait for it .... Chinese developers.

Now we can see why you are not running a big computer games business... ??????
185
10/03/2021 15:02:53 2 1
bbc
The British developers are already employed, we have a shortage of skilled people in this area in the UK, and a shortage which has been made worse by many thousands of skilled IT workers leaving the UK to go back to the EU as a result of Brexit and Covid.
So don't expect many (if any) new jobs in the UK as a result of this.
43
10/03/2021 13:45:56 15 19
bbc
Lego hundreds more jobs
New plant milk factory, hundreds more jobs
New car battery mega factories with thousands of jobs
Post Office keeping the thousands on new employees
It goes on and on
We now know who the liars are, who told the porkies during the Brexit debate
Who where the scaremongers, the misinformers, the story spinners
We will not forget
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HKJ
10/03/2021 13:59:18 5 3
bbc
What utter tosh.

All of it is too soon to claim as a 'success' OR 'failure'. Don't cherry pick to suit your internal bias. There have been both positives and negatives following on, but nothing that yet proves it as the measurably better choice.

Your attitude on it is why so many (who had bona fide and valid concerns) take issue with smug brexiteers intent on dividing the population further.
70
10/03/2021 13:59:38 4 4
bbc
nothing wrong with plastic
178
10/03/2021 14:56:31 3 0
bbc
I'm not sure that's true, but lego is the antithesis of single use plastic! And it's great to hear that they're looking at sustainable sources.
71
10/03/2021 13:59:47 58 3
bbc
40 years old in a professional career - still build lego. Great de-stress tool!
145
10/03/2021 14:43:23 0 4
bbc
Try cobi too..
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Tom
10/03/2021 15:18:42 0 1
bbc
Not if you stand on a piece... ??
243
10/03/2021 15:41:55 0 5
bbc
Meccano is far better - it teaches actual mechanical skills rather than just pushing bits together. You need a screwdriver and a spanner to build Meccano. I suppose someone has banned it because kids might poke each other's eyes out with the former, or swallow the little nuts and screws. Lego is for wimps - Meccano rules!
382
10/03/2021 20:44:41 0 0
bbc
you could help out at a local school as a STEM Ambassador
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Stu
11/03/2021 09:47:58 0 0
bbc
"40 years old in a professional career" -- damned kid :-)

(72 year old, looking forward to my new great-grandson being at an age where I can build with him !)
Unless its the Royals eh - come on BBC where is the HYS....dont want to risk it eh?..I often dislike Piers Morgan and the things he says...but we have to fight for his right to say them and stop this woke police shut down of different views...On this one I with him, dont believe a word of it and hope to never see or read about Ginge and Whinge ever again Removed
72
bbc
Strange that people defend Piers Morgan's right to preach his own personal views on TV every day yet the slightest hint of an opinion from a BBC presenter is met with outrage about 'bias'. Piers can speak as freely as he likes to anyone who has nothing better to do that read his Twitter, ITV just decided it wasn't for them any more. Removed
28
10/03/2021 13:38:52 1 20
bbc
Not so long ago, I asked a manager of a LEGO store...”What does Lego mean in English?”Sadly, he couldn’t answer. When I informed him that it is ‘Play - Well’, he was embarrassed that he didn’t know. My point is, or perhaps my suggestion would be to rebrand the shop sign - to have the Danish translation. I’m sure it would be fun, and educational for everyone. I wonder if anyone has thought of it?
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HKJ
10/03/2021 14:02:22 1 1
bbc
Feeling a touch of superiority this morning are we? Who made you feel bad about yourself that you have to belittle others over something that is not even common knowledge?
58
10/03/2021 13:52:19 12 3
bbc
But I thought they said Brexit would only bring job losses?
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Ian
10/03/2021 14:02:36 5 8
bbc
100 or so new LEGO digital jobs will not replace the 436,000 jobs lost due to Brexit will it. Please keep up at the back.
43
10/03/2021 13:45:56 15 19
bbc
Lego hundreds more jobs
New plant milk factory, hundreds more jobs
New car battery mega factories with thousands of jobs
Post Office keeping the thousands on new employees
It goes on and on
We now know who the liars are, who told the porkies during the Brexit debate
Who where the scaremongers, the misinformers, the story spinners
We will not forget
75
FF
10/03/2021 14:02:52 4 3
bbc
What a Gammon. You couldn't resist.
44
10/03/2021 13:46:56 112 6
bbc
Lego is an excellent product, everyone has enjoyed it over the years and it's also good when you share the fun building it with your kids.

Its nice to see an announcement like this.
76
10/03/2021 14:03:03 23 58
bbc
Despise the stuff due to children carelessly discarding it all over the house only to be discovered by a barefoot treading on it while lying in wait on a wooden floor to claim yet another victim.
139
10/03/2021 14:40:52 15 0
bbc
But the fault isn't with Lego..... it rests with the careless discarder
184
10/03/2021 15:01:27 2 1
bbc
This made me laugh. I feel the pain
226
10/03/2021 15:29:07 3 0
bbc
That's known as parenting guess it's the kids or Leggo but please don't answer
228
10/03/2021 15:30:57 2 0
bbc
At least it's not sticklebrix!!
253
10/03/2021 15:48:04 6 2
bbc
Wear slippers in the house , then.
368
10/03/2021 18:21:25 1 0
bbc
Much better than the half mice that our cat used to leave on the kitchen floor for the same purpose.
77
10/03/2021 14:03:41 78 11
bbc
Lego is perfectly recyclable. My 45 year old giant pile of the stuff came from my Uncle to me, and now its being played with by my children.
96
10/03/2021 14:16:12 35 37
bbc
That isn't recycling. That is continual use.
99
10/03/2021 14:17:09 20 3
bbc
Yep it must be one of the least disposed of toys ever created, it retains value incredibly well and apart from discolouring it rarely breaks. I wouldn't be surprised if less than 0.1% of the Lego ever created has actually ended up in landfill.
112
10/03/2021 14:20:33 17 3
bbc
We have some bricks that are 60 years old and still in use!
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MDK
10/03/2021 15:42:38 2 1
bbc
With the price of Lego I’m surprised this didn’t go down as part of your estate for inheritance tax...
320
10/03/2021 16:29:18 1 7
bbc
Your life-span is not the same as the life-span of plastic which is over 1000 years. But as long as you're happy, that's all that counts ;-)
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Tim
10/03/2021 16:45:35 2 0
bbc
agree, we have duplo that was mine and my wife's originally and has been played with by all three of my kids and is now stored away in the loft for grandkids in the future.
78
10/03/2021 14:04:00 65 2
bbc
i played with Lego as a child 50 years ago for fun and had many hours of entertaining building.
when i became a nurse i used Lego to help clients with fine and gross motor skills development after they had suffered injuries.
its used with artificial limbs to develop the same skills, with blind and partially sighted children. its contributions are invaluable.
just dont step on it in bare feet ouch!
312
10/03/2021 16:24:41 7 3
bbc
This is why I think LEGO should also introduce a more adult theme, like the Architecture series, but using the larger DUPLO bricks for those where the small lego bricks may be difficult sometimes.
372
10/03/2021 18:56:37 0 0
bbc
Yes...LEGO...one more great thing from the sixties...:-)
65
10/03/2021 13:56:47 3 9
bbc
you can't recycle Lego.
79
10/03/2021 14:04:39 17 3
bbc
What? It's a part of a bus one day, then a building, then a spaceship, then a train and once you've finished creating you pass onto a child for them to 'recylce' into millions of creations... Have you ever seen anyone throw lego away?
98
10/03/2021 14:16:40 2 0
bbc
That isn't recycling.
20
10/03/2021 13:36:49 21 22
bbc
well done Lego. Britain is Great... sorry Remoaners
80
10/03/2021 14:05:41 12 3
bbc
I am a snowflake, remoaner, crap person .................. actually i have no problem with Lego investing here, I drink real ale and eat full English. I may not have been born here, but i think Britain is Great and my naturalization papers tell me I am British - something you probably don't have. proof of.
157
10/03/2021 14:47:58 2 5
bbc
I'm sure you've found out we British are the most tolerant of all nations.

As a Brexiter I wouldn't consider you anything other than a fine upstanding UK citizen regardless of your voting errors.
66
10/03/2021 13:57:57 5 6
bbc
If I was one of the 100 new employees alive saver so don't knock it my friend, you need to understand Covid is the disaster, & once defeated Brexit success will come into its own.
81
Ian
10/03/2021 14:05:42 4 7
bbc
Unbelievable belief that something will be great when ALL the evidence thus far suggest Brexit is a national disaster of a Titanic scale. Yes, Covid is also a disaster and has been handled extremely badly by this incompetent and corrupt government. Please wake up and see the damage both tory brexit and tory mishandling of covid has done to our once great country.
85
10/03/2021 14:10:00 1 3
bbc
Are you Private Frazer by any chance?
82
10/03/2021 14:08:10 14 10
bbc
"I sense a great distance in the Force, as if millions of people cried out in terror because they'd stepped barefoot on Lego bricks..." - Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
101
10/03/2021 14:17:13 10 8
bbc
One person who downvoted is clearly devoid of any kind of sense of humour
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Ian
10/03/2021 13:49:07 8 28
bbc
At the end of the day, this is a Danish company, so all the profits from these LEGO sales will go to Denmark not the UK. Not exactly such great news for the Brexiters is it?! A hundred jobs in LEGO digital in the UK is not going to keep the NHS going or replace all the trade lost through the disaster that is Brexit is it?!
83
10/03/2021 14:09:23 3 4
bbc
Ask one of the new 100 employees if it is great news, perhaps a life saver in fact, the disaster my friend is Covid & once defeated Brexit & Britishness will mean recovery return of economic success in the face s of Brussels.
58
10/03/2021 13:52:19 12 3
bbc
But I thought they said Brexit would only bring job losses?
84
10/03/2021 14:09:25 2 2
bbc
Nigella .... Latin for fennel or in your case flannel. Why not have a true patriotic English or home nations name like ..... Ethel
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Ian
10/03/2021 14:05:42 4 7
bbc
Unbelievable belief that something will be great when ALL the evidence thus far suggest Brexit is a national disaster of a Titanic scale. Yes, Covid is also a disaster and has been handled extremely badly by this incompetent and corrupt government. Please wake up and see the damage both tory brexit and tory mishandling of covid has done to our once great country.
85
10/03/2021 14:10:00 1 3
bbc
Are you Private Frazer by any chance?
86
10/03/2021 14:11:26 6 5
bbc
I would be sad to see bricks that biodegrade. It would be better if they were recyclable with other plastics, so you can pass them on to others to play with. My kids' Lego collection had bricks that are over 50 years old and still going strong. Hopefully they will pass them onto their kids. I can't see how they would ever end up in landfill or the sea.
93
10/03/2021 14:15:34 6 1
bbc
They aren't making biodegradable bricks. They are making them from bio-sourced rather than oil sourced plastics. They are changing towards a more sustainable source, and not really changing the end product.
97
10/03/2021 14:16:36 2 1
bbc
Exactly, Lego is probably a good example of plastic used well. i don't know anyone that throws Lego out. But even a shoe box of bits is worth donating to a charity shop or even ebaying. Not only that but the amount of plastic in the average set is probably not huge compared to all the other plastic toys that do end up being thrown out.
111
10/03/2021 14:18:33 2 2
bbc
Lego is recyclable! Recycle it by just keep using it. Lego bricks should never be thrown out, there is always a demand for used bits.
65
10/03/2021 13:56:47 3 9
bbc
you can't recycle Lego.
87
10/03/2021 14:11:31 6 2
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But you can reuse it... and reuse is better than recycle!
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10/03/2021 13:52:19 12 3
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But I thought they said Brexit would only bring job losses?
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10/03/2021 14:11:57 0 2
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Your Brexit has or will be swept into a hole marked Covid 19 do keep up with the games..
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10/03/2021 14:06:00 3 7
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The first thing Lego neends to work on is to stop the price gouging of retired sets by greedy Amazon and eBay resellers. I'm sure it can't be that difficult for Lego to get Amazon/eBay to ban unauthorised Lego retailers? I'm glad that the 21309 Saturn V rocket was resurrected this year as it rattled a lot of greedy resellers who stockpiled them. C'mon Lego ban this practice, or resurrect the sets!
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10/03/2021 14:19:12 4 2
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Retired sets become collector items that the owners are free to buy and sell at the market rate

Prime example - penny black stamp - would you ban these being sold too?
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10/03/2021 14:20:44 3 1
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Why would you want to ban resellers? A car manufacturer wouldn't ban the resale of one of it's classic cars, some of which sell for millions. You don't have to buy from the reseller, but if they are getting high prices then clearly there is a market.
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10/03/2021 14:17:31 3 2
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That is called supply and demand. I suppose you think all antique furniture should go in the bonfire in case it goes up in value and someone profits from it?
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10/03/2021 13:28:38 22 1
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Why what do you do?
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10/03/2021 14:07:27 0 2
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I'm unemployed, why? Because I've saved enough to not have to work again!
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10/03/2021 14:45:43 1 0
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Who actually asked you?

Or have you forgotten which account you are posting from....
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10/03/2021 14:10:00 3 4
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I would apply, but there's no way that I'm working in London or Slough.
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10/03/2021 14:24:55 1 3
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Obviously you don't need the money
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10/03/2021 13:39:43 4 4
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Lego need to look at quality control, the favourite Lamborgine they describe has many colouring problems throughout the set, its a known problem that thet refuse to fix, ignoring customers like my self, they also need to ignore such groups, as the German Peace council so they can build other model's related to military.
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10/03/2021 14:15:22 1 2
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It's Lego. You can build whatever you like! That's the joy of Lego. If you want to build a tank, for example, just build a tank. You don't need an instruction booklet!
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10/03/2021 14:11:26 6 5
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I would be sad to see bricks that biodegrade. It would be better if they were recyclable with other plastics, so you can pass them on to others to play with. My kids' Lego collection had bricks that are over 50 years old and still going strong. Hopefully they will pass them onto their kids. I can't see how they would ever end up in landfill or the sea.
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10/03/2021 14:15:34 6 1
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They aren't making biodegradable bricks. They are making them from bio-sourced rather than oil sourced plastics. They are changing towards a more sustainable source, and not really changing the end product.
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10/03/2021 14:24:32 1 3
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Plastic bags were in part conceived out of concern about deforestation in Nordic countries because of paper packaging. Made from a drop of oil and very little energy compared to paper alternatives

Bio sourced oils are responsible for huge deforestation in S America to grow the source seed

The rush to be environmentally responsible is having unseen consequences. Just commercial PR unfortunately
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10/03/2021 13:50:47 21 9
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The build-what-you-want box of bricks was all that was available when I was a kid - and you had to use your own imagination and creativity. I was looking at a photograph of the Lamborghini model, and I was struggling to identify any standard 'bricks' or anything that might be useful in creating a different model.
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10/03/2021 14:15:44 9 1
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The Lamborghini is mostly Technic rather than System bricks but you can rebuild into a myriad of other technic creations
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10/03/2021 13:49:07 8 28
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At the end of the day, this is a Danish company, so all the profits from these LEGO sales will go to Denmark not the UK. Not exactly such great news for the Brexiters is it?! A hundred jobs in LEGO digital in the UK is not going to keep the NHS going or replace all the trade lost through the disaster that is Brexit is it?!
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10/03/2021 14:15:52 2 4
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Suck it up buttercup we're out like it or not.
Time to put another record on because the "Brexit's to blame for everything" record is well and truly broken!
Any number of jobs created in the UK is a good thing but you can't see that because your still wearing your Brexit is a bad thing blinkers
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Ian
10/03/2021 14:23:48 2 3
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Suck it up snowflake. you won, get over it! A net job decrease of 435,900 jobs as a result of brexit is what you all voted for remember?! time to change the tune and realise you made a horrible mistake and admit it!
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10/03/2021 14:03:41 78 11
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Lego is perfectly recyclable. My 45 year old giant pile of the stuff came from my Uncle to me, and now its being played with by my children.
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10/03/2021 14:16:12 35 37
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That isn't recycling. That is continual use.
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10/03/2021 14:36:17 29 3
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It would be "reuse" which comes ahead of recycle in the old "reduce, reuse, recycle" slogan, so would be preferred.
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10/03/2021 15:00:13 6 1
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Even better, no energy consumption
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10/03/2021 15:58:39 0 5
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So long as it does not become obsolete through planned alteration.

Change the position of bumps and holes and the wouldn't fit together.

Electronic Lego seems a bit backward compared with Roblox
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10/03/2021 14:11:26 6 5
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I would be sad to see bricks that biodegrade. It would be better if they were recyclable with other plastics, so you can pass them on to others to play with. My kids' Lego collection had bricks that are over 50 years old and still going strong. Hopefully they will pass them onto their kids. I can't see how they would ever end up in landfill or the sea.
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10/03/2021 14:16:36 2 1
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Exactly, Lego is probably a good example of plastic used well. i don't know anyone that throws Lego out. But even a shoe box of bits is worth donating to a charity shop or even ebaying. Not only that but the amount of plastic in the average set is probably not huge compared to all the other plastic toys that do end up being thrown out.
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10/03/2021 14:04:39 17 3
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What? It's a part of a bus one day, then a building, then a spaceship, then a train and once you've finished creating you pass onto a child for them to 'recylce' into millions of creations... Have you ever seen anyone throw lego away?
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10/03/2021 14:16:40 2 0
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That isn't recycling.
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10/03/2021 14:03:41 78 11
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Lego is perfectly recyclable. My 45 year old giant pile of the stuff came from my Uncle to me, and now its being played with by my children.
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10/03/2021 14:17:09 20 3
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Yep it must be one of the least disposed of toys ever created, it retains value incredibly well and apart from discolouring it rarely breaks. I wouldn't be surprised if less than 0.1% of the Lego ever created has actually ended up in landfill.
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10/03/2021 14:41:57 7 1
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Absolutely. No-one is silly enough to chuck it in landfill any more. Still pricey 2nd hand. You're lucky if you find any in charity shops nowadays.
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10/03/2021 14:17:11 0 2
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next job for Mikel Arteta after Arsenal