US company raises money for Ukraine war victims with Zelensky ‘Lego’ figures
US: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has emerged as a larger-than-life figure amid the Russian invasion — and Lego-style figurines created in his likeness have quickly sold out in the US.
Chicago-based toy company Citizen Brick created the figures of the bedraggled leader in his signature green duds to help raise money for the victims of the ongoing war.
The initiative raised US$ 16,540, all of which was donated to the charity group Direct Relief in its efforts to send medical supplies to those in need in Ukraine.
In addition to the miniature Zelenskys, which sold for US$ 100 each, Citizen Brick manufactured tiny Molotov cocktails featuring the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. Those were sold at US$ 5 a pop.
The online sale was held on March 5 and supplies vanished almost immediately.
“A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the fundraiser for Ukraine,” the company said on Instagram.
“Through the sale of the President Zelenskyy minifigs (and Molotov Cocktails, we were able to raise US$ 16,540!” it said. – NEW YORK POST