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MAGA ‘Build the Wall’ Starter Kit And Other Themed Gifts (Video)

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Real present or just a gag gift, Keep and Bear has an assortment of holiday gifts for Trump lovers and those with a sense of humor. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.

Conservative retailer Keep and Bear has launched a Lego-style kit for Donald Trump’s border wall, with packaging that social media users are describing as rip-off and racist.

Released just in time for the holiday season, the Build the Wall Starter Kit includes 101 pieces for constructing a tiny plastic wall, accompanied by an angry-looking Trump figurine wearing a hard hat.

The plastic blocks, minifigure and packaging all bear resemblance to popular toy Lego, but were created by Keep and Bear – an online store that uses the tagline “one amendment to protect them all” and advertises a range of Trump-themed gifts.

As part of a line of toys, the MAGA Building Blocks mimic the proposed wall along America’s southern border that became one of Trump’s biggest, and most divisive, talking points during his presidential campaign.

Twitter users point out similarity to Lego

On the box is a logo similar in style to Lego’s that reads MAGA, short for Make America Great Again, which Trump used as his campaign slogan and has since become synonymous with his supporters.

The package also carries a graphic of the product, which appears to be blocking a Lego-like character dressed in a sombrero and poncho, holding maracas, and stood in front of a Mayan temple and below colourful papel picado bunting – all stereotypical of Mexico.

This has caused a stir on social media, with Twitter users claiming the imagery is racist, and that Lego should file a lawsuit against Keep and Bear.

Dezeen, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 15, 2018

Video by Buzz60/Tony Spitz

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