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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Oct 08 2012 - 04:50 PM

The LEGO Group will be expanding its production factory in the Czech Republic, sooner than anticipated for that European plant. TLG has expanded it twice before, reports a <a href='http://www.europeanplasticsnews.com/subscriber/headlines2.html?cat=1&id=2019' target='offsite'>European news site</a>, but a large increase in sales means they must grow again, sooner, all the while adding about 300 more jobs. The factory's expansion should be completed around 2014. How many LEGO bricks would that take?View the full article
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#2 Offline Meiko

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Posted Oct 09 2012 - 10:42 AM

Adding jobs? Maybe we should build some LEGO factories in the US... http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/sarcastic.gifSounds very nice. Hopefully this will mean we can get some high quality printing on pieces that don't use the Chinese plastic. :)
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 09:14 AM

Adding jobs? Maybe we should build some LEGO factories in the US... http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/sarcastic.gifSounds very nice. Hopefully this will mean we can get some high quality printing on pieces that don't use the Chinese plastic. :)

Every time someone complains about "Chinese plastic", I wince a little. The only issue with the Chinese parts is color variation. Firstly, that's due to inconsistent dying, not the plastic quality itself. Secondly, Lego has gradually been correcting these issues. It's no coincidence that many of the complaints about Chinese parts I've seen revolve around parts not actually made in China.More on the topic of the article, I'm excited to see the completed factory. I've read that it'll actually have viewing areas that will facilitate tours, hopefully without necessitating the prohibitively high prices of the "inside tours" of the Denmark factory.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 09:39 AM

Adding jobs? Maybe we should build some LEGO factories in the US... http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/sarcastic.gifSounds very nice. Hopefully this will mean we can get some high quality printing on pieces that don't use the Chinese plastic. :)

Every time someone complains about "Chinese plastic", I wince a little. The only issue with the Chinese parts is color variation. Firstly, that's due to inconsistent dying, not the plastic quality itself. Secondly, Lego has gradually been correcting these issues. It's no coincidence that many of the complaints about Chinese parts I've seen revolve around parts not actually made in China.More on the topic of the article, I'm excited to see the completed factory. I've read that it'll actually have viewing areas that will facilitate tours, hopefully without necessitating the prohibitively high prices of the "inside tours" of the Denmark factory.

I'm talking about some of my Ninjago Serpentine heads, and tails for that matter. Skales and Slithraa especially seem to be slightly off color.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 10:44 AM

The factory's expansion should be completed around 2014. How many LEGO bricks would that take?

856,231 and one-fourth of a brick. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.pngAnyway, this is great for the production factory. I always like it when companies add new jobs. :)

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Posted Oct 12 2012 - 02:50 PM

My favourite part of the article was the title.
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