North Korean Toys: Juche Lego Sets

March 15th, 2011
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From the Russian language blog “Show and Tell Pyongyang

I would like to offer you a glimpse into the production of toys in North Korea.
I decided to break it into several parts, this part I will show you a particular type of North Korean toy, a kind of Juche-Lego.

I wanted to

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  • Ivan curtis

    those toy designers really captured they allure of a pyongyang apartment block

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      They certainly do!

  • Ivan curtis

    those toy designers really captured they allure of a pyongyang apartment block

    • http://www.nknews.org admin

      They certainly do!

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      They certainly do!

  • Axofire

    Would love to get a few of the kits….so cool for a Lego collector!

  • Axofire

    Would love to get a few of the kits….so cool for a Lego collector!

  • Harriet Lassen

    Dear Admin.
    We kindly ask you to delete all references to our registered trademark LEGO. We cannot allow use of the LEGO trademark for competitive products. We are sure that you did not intend to harm our trademark, but such use is not permissable. Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Harriet Lassen, LEGO Juris A/S, Denmark

    • Juche

      Wow Lego, you sure are annoyingly litigious. You may consider such things as “not permissable”, but satirical references such as that are protected speech.

    • Juche

      Oh and let me know when you start selling Lego to North Korea. Then you might be able to substantiate the “competitive[sic] product” reference.

      Oddly this article is the number one hit on Google for Harriet Lassen + Lego.

  • Harriet Lassen

    Dear Admin.
    We kindly ask you to delete all references to our registered trademark LEGO. We cannot allow use of the LEGO trademark for competitive products. We are sure that you did not intend to harm our trademark, but such use is not permissable. Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Harriet Lassen, LEGO Juris A/S, Denmark

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  • Marcus

    Love reading the ignorant western comments on here. Lego promotes beauty and baking to your girls, while promoting building and thinking to boys. Hate women much?