Toy company raises money for Ukraine with Zelenskyy figurine
Joe Trupia, owner of Citizen Brick, says all proceeds go to the non-profit Direct Relief.
There's more than one way to help Ukraine.
A Chicago-based retailer that specializes in Lego building raised money for the war-torn country by creating a minifigure based on President Zelenskyy. Along with the Lego-version of the Ukrainian leader, customers could also purchase little Lego-Molotov cocktails.
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Citizen Brick created the two custom items and announced them on its Facebook page. According to the post, the Zelenksyy figure sold for $100, while the Molotov cocktails sold for $10 each.
The Lego-bottle for each Molotov cocktail had a Ukrainian flag printed on its side.
During an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Citizen Brick owner Joe Trupia explained, "We were very affected by the images we saw of people fleeing Ukraine and wanted to do something that was in our wheelhouse. That we knew our collectors and our customers would respond to it."
A spokesperson for Lego told Fox Business, "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."
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