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An alleged insurrectionist had a fully assembled Lego set of the U.S. Capitol

As charges progress against the alleged rioters who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, we've learned a significant amount about the level of preparation that some put into the attack. Some stockpiled weapons and even brought them into the Capitol, coordinating plans weeks in advance. Now we know one other little detail, thanks to some confiscated evidence in the form of a "fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set" that the FBI seized, according to charging documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
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Disney and LEGO Reportedly Rename Boba Fett's Iconic Star Wars Ship

Disney has reportedly given a new name to an iconic part of the Star Wars universe. A new report from Jedi News reveals that LEGO is now dropping the Slave I moniker from merchandise, instead opting to call the vehicle Boba Fett's Starship. According to details that were revealed at LEGO Fan Media Days last month, the decision was made at the instruction of Disney. A new 478 piece set, which showcases the new Boba Fett's Starship name and features minifigures of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, will be available in August.
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Lego tells US company to stop making guns look like its toys

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FBI seizes fully constructed US Capitol Lego set from alleged rioter's home

This article, FBI seizes fully constructed US Capitol Lego set from alleged rioter's home, originally appeared on CNET.com. FBI agents recovered a "fully constructed US Capitol Lego set" from the home of Robert Morss, an alleged participant in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
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