By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 20 March 2022 • 10:11
Volodymyr Zelensky Lego figurine sold out
Source: Citizen Brick
Chicago based firm Citizen Brick has produced a Volodymyr Zelensky Lego figurine that has so far raised more than $145,000 (130,000 euros) for victims of the war.
The company, which overprints Lego and other figurines, sold the miniature Zelenskys for $100 (90 euros) each along with Molotov cocktails in the Ukrainian colours for $10 (9 euros) each.
The company wrote on both its website and Instagram account: “SOLD OUT! We have sold every Zelenskyy figure and Molotov Cocktail, raising over $145k for @directrelief to aid the people of Ukraine.
“Due to the limited supply of necessary parts, we won’t be able to make more. We hope that you will consider making a direct donation to Direct Relief or another relevant charity instead. We thank you for your generosity and support of this project.”
The funds raised went to US charity Direct Relief which has sent more than $26 million (£23 million euros in medical aid to Ukraine in the past several months.
Lego, whose figurines were used and who wishes to remain apolitical, said: “This initiative has absolutely nothing to do with the LEGO Group. It’s the work of an independent retailer which has no connection to the company.”
President Zelensky has become a hero internationally, an inspiring figure worldwide with a reputation that has grown due to his handling of the crises, his forthright personal appeals and stirring political speeches on social media.
An actor and stand-up comedian, Zelensky has also undertaken many voice overs for Ukraine TV including Paddington Bear.
Sadly you can no longer get your Volodymyr Zelensky Lego figurine as they are sold out, the figurines proving just what an inspiring figure the leader has become and just how much support there is internationally for the people of Ukraine.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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