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Is the Lego gun covering the dumbest invention ever?

Asked by filmfann (49322points) July 14th, 2021
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I find this magnificently stupid

Kids finding a gun like this are likely to play with it.
Police seeing someone with this will think it’s a toy, or start assuming anything that looks like a toy is a real gun.

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stanleybmanly's avatar

Anything for a buck

Forever_Free's avatar

Dumb or not, Police will always assume it is a gun if it looks like a gun and is only a toy.

They are not trained to interpret if a toy. They will act as if it is a gun.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Yes it is and they would be sued should anything happen because of it.

chyna's avatar

Police think cell phones are guns and shoot.
But yes, this should never have been made.

Forever_Free's avatar

^^^^^^

Agreed on those points.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I have seen toy guns that look real, but a real gun that looks like a toy ,I will agree very dumb.
I am a firearm enthusiast and I find it stupid to make a gun like that.

ragingloli's avatar

Not the dumbest thing I have seen, but it is up there.
Think of the type of person that will buy this gun.
Then ask yourself how serious that kind of person takes gun safety.
How likely do you think it is, that he will leave it laying around, loaded, safety off, for a child to pick up and play with it?

LuckyGuy's avatar

First I agree, this is a stupid idea. That said, it was a brilliant advertising coup for the manufacturer in Utah. We now know he exists.

The gun will likely never be used or carried in that form. It will sit in a gun safe, unloaded for decades and only be taken out to show off to friends. Understand that this is merely a “skin” on a certain model of Glock. At $500—$700 I imagine the profit margin on those few plastic pieces is very high.

smudges's avatar

Danish toymaker Lego has asked a Utah-based gun company to stop producing a product that makes a pistol look like it is covered with the famous multi-colored building brick. “We have contacted the company and they have agreed to remove the product from their website and not make or sell anything like this in the future,” Lego said in a brief statement.

And in an interesting bit of trivia: Lego was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The name is derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/lego-tells-us-company-stop-making-guns-toys-78842167

Mimishu1995's avatar

That is so stupid. I’m not even sure if it’s a toy anymore. It deserves to be discontinued.

And that comes from someone who isn’t from the US and grew up with toy guns.

That said, I notice that company seems to be more “inventive” for nothing lately. We have brilliant toys such as this and this. What were they thinking?

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