Fears Lego may run out of bricks in time for Christmas

There will be tears this Christmas if factories fail to produce enough plastic bricks to keep up with demand

21st October, 2015
Brick by brick

Some children may not get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year as Lego's factories, although running at full speed, may not be able to make enough plastic bricks to keep up with demand from toy stores in Europe.

The Danish company has become the world's largest toymaker by sales, overtaking US Barbie-maker Mattel, thanks partly to toys linked to movies, including "The Lego Movie".

But difficulties in forecasting demand accurately means some orders may not...

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