"All parts for the minifigure series are made in China at Broadway and they are also packaged at Broadway.For info, we know 'key account sets' as 'retailer exclusives' (e.g. TRU exlcusives). For me the last part is the really important/interesting one.
For Ninjago it is as follows:
- All spinners are made at Broadway
- All the legs, torsos and heads for the Ninjago Spinner set are made at Broadway
- All spinner sets are packaged at Broadway
I need to verify if weapons and head part also are made at Broadway for the spinners set.
All play them sets: 2258, 2259, 2260, 2263, 2504, 2505, 2516 (I hope I got all the numbers right :-)) and the key account set (set only available at some shops) are made with bricks and minifigures moulded and packaged in either EU or Mexico at LEGO factory plants.
I hope it clears what is made where - if not please let me know.
Regarding the perceived quality and specially that the parts seams translucence.
I will share the information with our Q-team in China and ask them to set up an process to verify that the parts are solid in the color. But All of you can help me by posting what figures that you expedience it with in order for me to conduct a more crisp communication to China.
And at the end I just need to inform you that we have not moved the above minifigures to China in order to save cost. The main driver for the decision is capacity. We currently do not hold the capacity in Billund to mould, assemble and decorate the number of minifigures needed currently. We are in the process of expanding capabilities but as the sales keep increasing we have a hard time to keep up with demand."
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