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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...ouse-wants.html

It could be the biggest bargain on the property market: a two-storey house that’s being given away for nothing.

The only drawback is that this des res is made entirely out of Lego – and you’ll have to find somewhere to put it.

Top Gear presenter James May has just built the world’s first full-size Lego house – including a working toilet, hot shower and a very uncomfortable bed – using 3.3million plastic bricks.

About 1,000 volunteers built the 20ft-tall house in Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey – but now the vineyard needs the land back to harvest its grapes.

If no one collects it by 8am on Tuesday, it will be hacked to bits with chainsaws.

God what a waste. Why doesn't someone just collect and then flog the lego bricks?

So they are going to bin 3.3m lego bricks!

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Legoland has an exclusive licence to use the plastic bricks as a public attraction in Britain

I can't believe such an exclusive license is even allowed or enforceable by law. :blink: If I buy myself Lego bricks I should be legally allowed to to whatever I want with it.

Including putting my creation on public display!!

What have the laws of this country come to, all to protect the interests of the corporations and the mega-rich... :angry:

What next Bellway has an exclusive license to use red bricks to build houses??!!

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I can't believe such an exclusive license is even allowed or enforceable by law. :blink: If I buy myself Lego bricks I should be legally allowed to to whatever I want with it.

Including putting my creation on public display!!

What have the laws of this country come to, all to protect the interests of the corporations and the mega-rich... :angry:

What next Bellway has an exclusive license to use red bricks to build houses??!!

I agree madness. To stop people creating their own legolands. Dare say there are ways round it though.

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I can't believe such an exclusive license is even allowed or enforceable by law. :blink: If I buy myself Lego bricks I should be legally allowed to to whatever I want with it.

Including putting my creation on public display!!

What have the laws of this country come to, all to protect the interests of the corporations and the mega-rich... :angry:

What next Bellway has an exclusive license to use red bricks to build houses??!!

I reckon it's likely that this only extends to using the trademark "Lego" in relation to whatever you are putting on display. Although, I suppose, if the bricks are Patented then they could stop you using them for any commercial purpose.

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I reckon it's likely that this only extends to using the trademark "Lego" in relation to whatever you are putting on display. Although, I suppose, if the bricks are Patented then they could stop you using them for any commercial purpose.

Yes, it's about brand licensing. Lego's stud and tube coupling system was patented in 1958 so patent protection has long gone.

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