I’m not American so I don’t really understand the obsession with firearms… but hooley dooley is this a top contender for the “what were they thinking” award.
I’m choosing not to share the full image, but you can find it all over Google, and in the Washington Post article as it’s in incredibly poor taste.
According to the Washington Post, a Utah-based firearms modification company (why is this a thing?) released a kit that encases Glock handguns in red, yellow and blue Lego blocks, refashioning lethal weapons to look exactly like children’s toys.
I cannot tell you how absolutely bonkers it is that someone would think it would be a good idea to make a murder weapon look like a children’s toy, especially when thousands of children unintentionally shoot themselves or others each year.
The LEGO Group, obviously not pleased at all with this sent a cease and desist to the manufacturer, and pulled the product down. Here is their official statement shared.
We have contacted the manufacturer and they have removed the product from their website. We find the idea completely abhorrent.
Unfortunately, it did seem that less than 20 of these customisation kits were sold, and I just hope it doesn’t fall into the hands of an irresponsible parent with lax gun safety precautions, or worse.
Seriously, who thought this would be a good idea? Kudos on LEGO for reacting swiftly to this.