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Do you oppose fake LEGO?

I have copied and pasted two articles from the web regarding this copy right problem. Personally I must admit the "fake lego" are much more price competitive (80HKD for that army set)  and interesting than existing official lego sets. however, counting in the moral judgment I am still very reluctant to stand on the side of "fake lego". please vote and put in your opinion





Ten tons of confiscated counterfeit Legos to be burned at energy plant




World’s largest single seized batch of counterfeit products destroyed

Ten tons of confiscated counterfeit Legos to be burned at energy plant
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About ten tons of counterfeit Lego blocks were destroyed at the Kymeenlaakso waste processing plant in Anjalankoski on Thursday. The plastic will be mixed with other waste and burned at a district heating plant in Lahti.
      A container full of the Chinese-made copies of the famous Danish interlocking building blocks was seized by Finnish Customs as it was en route from the Port of Hamina to Russia.
      Customs officials estimated the average value of the load at about EUR 1.36 million, and said that their market value would be many times that amount.
     
Johannes Qvist, regional manager of Lego in Finland said that in addition to commercial considerations, the destruction was also a safety issue, as the pirated Legos do not comply with toy safety standards.
      "The quality does not meet Lego standards. The plastic is softer, and the small parts, such as the hands of the human figures, come off easily.
      Lego spends millions of Danish krona in efforts to track down counterfeit versions of its products, and is also paying for the costs of the destruction.
     
The use of the destroyed blocks for heating energy was possible after analysis of the plastic determined that the mixture did not contain toxic PVC or cadmium.
      Each month, the Anjalankoski plant processes up to ten consignments of confiscated counterfeit products that can be used for energy.
     
Customs authorities have stopped 110 deluveríes containing 1.1 million packages of various counterfeit products.
      The illegal products are usually manufactured in the Far East, and they include an increasing range of goods, which are copies of well-known brand names.
      The most common counterfeit products are cigarettes that come via Russia, 80% of which are manufactured in China. Next comes alcoholic beverages, and after that, brand name clothing and shoes.
      Last year Finnish Customs estimated the value of the seized counterfeit goods at EUR 30 million. So far this year EUR 25 million of pirated goods have been confiscated.



http://www.hs.fi/english/article/1076154576477


Enlighten Brick. Creepy fake Chinese Lego

I can't believe my luck. On a Sunday yawn-fest shopping excursion, me and H went to this shitty market and I found this knock-off Lego playset. I instantly knew it had to be from that batch of super real stuff that had been found and incinerated.

Enlighten Brick's the name and they get top marks for production values, sheer gaul and for making a wierd, unsettling toy. Just look at it!


There's just too much to take in, the dull military green, the red stars emblazoned on all the uniforms and vehicles, the HUGE electronic surveillance equipment, the toxic barrells, the fighter jets in the background, the strangling device in the commander's hand and my favourite bit: the guns. The set comes with 2 automatic rifles and 2 handguns.

It's just crazy. The manufacturers obviously weren't trying to be creepy ( the hallmark of all good fake toys) so maybe this would sit right in China. Lego with guns. The overall quality of the packaging and individual parts is amazing, and the dope on the stall sold it to me for 8 Euro! He was a Chinese lad about the same age as me and when I went back to buy another one he said 'No, No, you get good deal on other, This 25 Euro, you got good deal' I looked at the others and they were 25 quid alright, his boss looking on unimpressed.  Now that I have space I can start collecting crap like this again.



http://clamnuts.com/rants/2006/0 ... y-fake-chinese.html

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