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Lego plans first China factory as Asian sales leap

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Lego is building its first factory in China as part of a plan to move production closer to Asia, its fastest growing market.

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Lego is building its first factory in China as part of a plan to move production closer to Asia, its fastest growing market.The Danish maker of colorful plastic building blocks for children said it's investing at least $130 million in the new plant. Construction will start in 2014 and it will be fully operational by 2017. The factory will be located in Jiaxing, 67 miles southwest of Shanghai, where Lego is planning an Asian distribution center.
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