Ai Weiwei is not alone: LEGO’s history of hiding from politics – CNN International

Trangbaek added that the company denies “donations or support for projects — such as the possibility of purchasing Lego bricks in very large quantities, which is not possible through normal sales channels — where we are made aware that there is a political context.”

Trangbaek went on to reiterate today that they do not censor, prohibit or ban creative use of LEGO bricks, saying, “We acknowledge, that LEGO bricks today are used globally by millions of fans, adults, children and artists as a creative medium to express their imagination and creativity in many different ways. Projects that are not endorsed or supported by the LEGO Group.”

LEGO has backed away from politically sensitive situations in the past. See the gallery above for more.