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‘Breaking Bad’ toy crystal meth lab sparks outrage

A screen shot of the Superlab Playset from the CitizenBrick.com website.
A screen shot of the Superlab Playset from the CitizenBrick.com website.
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The U.K.’s Daily Mail has blown the lid off a new toy set inspired by the Albuquerque-based hit TV show “Breaking Bad” in which children (or immature adults) can build their own crystal meth labs.

The sell-out £160 (that’s $252.34 in U.S. dollars) “SuperLab” allows you to recreate Walter White’s notorious drug den, according to The Daily Mail.

The drug lab kit — complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines and a model of a car from the show — looks like a classic Lego set, but is made by a company called Citizen Brick, and is disavowed by the Danish Lego firm because of its “adult content,” The Daily Mail said.

Outrage has rippled across the Twitterverse, with Jeff Myers tweeting, “Made for children raised by parents who should know better,” and Jacques Gonzales, who tweeted: “Definitely not for kiddies!”

Meanwhile, according to The Daily Mail, Citizen Brick tells its customers: “Who knows what you’ll cook up with this deluxe set, chock full of realistic details, and three exclusive minifigs! Over 500 parts!”

Citizen Brick’s website says the set “is not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by the LEGO group, owners of the registered LEGO® trademark,” the British publication said.

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