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If Your Kid Wants LEGOs for Christmas, Buy ‘Em Soon

Danish toymaker having trouble keeping retailers supplied


LEGO’s back in the toy spotlight — but that doesn’t necessarily equate to fun and games at toy stores.

According to a report by Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the 80-year-old company is having trouble keeping retailers supplied with their entertaining building blocks.

The successful extension of the Denmark-based LEGO line to include Hollywood hits like Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean have boosted sales significantly. Not to mention, LEGO’s Friends line — a series using female characters and pastel blocks — is becoming increasingly popular despite early backlash.

Financial daily Borsen said daily sales “could top 20 billion kroner (3.4 billion dollars) for the year, up 20 per cent from 2011.”

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