Well this is disappointing—it's reported that artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been denied a bulk order he requested from LEGO because the company doesn't want him to create political work with its toy bricks. Ai, known for his criticism against the Chinese government, was planning to use the LEGO pieces for a work he hoped to exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. I'm sure this decision by LEGO executives has absolutely no connection to the upcoming Legoland planned for Shanghai. Read more at gawker.com.
Image from the artist's Instagram account