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September 13, 2013

A $250 Lego-like toy meth lab for 'Breaking Bad' fans

For the “Breaking Bad” fans who have everything, there is now a $250 Lego-like meth lab to add to the list.

For the “Breaking Bad” fans who have everything, there is now a $250 Lego-like meth lab to add to the list.

The new toy, however, is not the creation of the Danish toy giant minting money selling bricks worldwide. Instead, it’s the latest product from Joe Trupia, the Chicago artist who runs a company called Citizen Brick that specializes in making its own creations by buying Legos and then essentially remaking them with the help of a printer.

Citizen Brick is not a newcomer to the industry of companies making their own Lego-like sets. But Trupia’s creations are often edgy, juxtaposing Lego’s strict family-friendly ethos with sometimes-taboo subjects.

His past creations include a mini-figure for Norwegian black metal music fans, the zombie baby accessory and the stoner with a bong (who was codenamed a “Botany Enthusiast”).

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