In other news from France, French police say they are building a case against an international gang of toy thieves specialising in stealing Lego – and they have warned specialist shops and even parents to be aware of a global trade in the bricks. Last June, three thieves from Poland were arrested, near Paris. The police are still investigating to try to stop other members of the gang. Valuable Lego sets are very popular with collectors.

A set of building blocks of a café, which sold in shops for 100€ in 2007, can now fetch around 3,500€ in its original box. WOW!