On Tuesday (July 21 2020) LEGO announced that the set ‘42113 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey’, which was to be released in the beginning of August, is not going to be launched. On Monday (July 20 2020) the German Peace Society – War Resisters United (DFG-VK) started the campaign ‘LOVE BRICKS! – HATE WAR!’ with direct actions in front of several LEGO stores and a detailed study. The organization criticized that the helicopter model is a modern military aircraft, which is used in ongoing wars such as in Mali, Yemen and others. With the release of the set LEGO would have violated its own company values and goals. In addition, for the set LEGO entered into license agreements with the defense contractors Bell and Boeing. Boeing is the second largest defense contractor in the world.[Weiterlesen…] Infos zum Plugin LEGO® refrains from launch of new military set
German Peace Organisation warns: LEGO® cooperates with arms companies
On 1. August 2020 LEGO® plans to release its first ever military set while internal corporate value documents forbid the production of current military vehicles. The German DFG-VK also criticises the license placed on the set. With every buy, customers help to finance arms companies.
The „LEGO Technic 42113 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey“ calls for trouble. The „V-22 Osprey“ it is modeled on is a military freight aircraft. 400 planes are currently in use by the US armed forces, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mai and Yemen. These heavily armed aircrafs are often used in attack missions. The tilt rotor vehicles with vertical start-and-landing capabilities are produced by Boeing® and Bell®.[Weiterlesen…] Infos zum Plugin German Peace Organisation warns: LEGO® cooperates with arms companies