What Do LEGO Bricks Have to Do with the January 6 Insurrection? Something, Actually, It Appears.

The FBI has seized a kick-ass LEGO set from an insurrectionist leader. Why? Because it's now evidence in the most significant federal criminal investigation in U.S. history.


According to this report in the Daily Beast,

Federal investigators seized an unusual piece of evidence from a Pennsylvania man indicted last month for his role in the Capitol riot—a Lego replica of the building he allegedly stormed. Robert Morss, 27, is accused of leading fellow rioters in what prosecutors say was “one of the most intense and prolonged clashes” with officers on January 6. According to court documents obtained by Smoking Gun, FBI investigators seized an array of firearms from his home—as well as what the court filings described as a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.” The prosecutors didn’t say whether Morss used his toy to help plan the Capitol insurrection. Another item seized from Morss was a notebook containing a “Step by Step to Create Hometown Militia”, with steps such as “Ambush” and “Battle Drills” and reminders to “Bring Assault Rifle” and “4 Magazines.”

It will depress you, fellow AFOLs—so caveat lector—but if you like, you can read the rest of the story here.