Business Round-Up: Lego collectors willing to pay 14,000 kroner for controversial set

Lego withdrew a military-related set from the market but this does not stop collectors from buying it. In the meantime, MobilePay recovers from its coronavirus slump

The withdrawn Lego set in now in high demand among collectors (photo: pixabay)
July 28th, 2020 2:55 pm| by Daria Shamonova
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Lego collectors are willing to spend up to 14,000 kroner to get their hands on the controversial Lego Technic Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey set, BT reports.

Lego has withdrawn the item from the market as the aircraft featured in the set is used in military conflicts, drawing the attention of peace activists.

Another reason for the removal stems from Lego’s ethical guidelines, which state that the company should not produce toys that represent realistic weapons and military equipment.

Up to 14,00 kroner for a set
Yet the set has managed to go on sale in several countries, including the United States, Britain and New Zealand.

Now, those who managed to buy Lego Technic Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey can significantly profit from it.

Today, the set can be purchased on eBay, and the auction price has already reached 14,000 kroner in some cases.


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