Chinese police bust counterfeit Lego ring worth over €26 million 1 year ago

Chinese police bust counterfeit Lego ring worth over €26 million

We'd say they were bricking it when the cops came. Sorry.

Reports from China suggest that their domestic police force has busted a ring of counterfeit Lego manufacturers.

The toys, which were almost identical to those made by Lego, were being produced under the name "Lepin" — whose logo was also identical to the Danish toymakers.

A Star Wars set, again identical to a Lego one, was sold under the name "Star Wnrs."

The fakes were being sold at local markets in the city of Shenzhen.

More than 630,000 finished products were seized, and four men were arrested.

"In October 2018, the Shanghai police found that Lepin building blocks available on the market were extremely similar to that of Lego," police said, according to the BBC.

"Across more than 10 assembly lines, over 90 moulds had been produced... [police seized] some 630,000 completed pieces worth more than 200 million yuan ($30m)."