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Lego Meth Lab Makes It Almost Seem OK

The genius of “Breaking Bad” is that the show lures viewers into the mental space where it seems totally OK to be rooting (most of the time) for a character that makes his living off of meth. And this genius recreation of Walt’s tricked-out meth lab makes cooking dangerous drugs seem almost like good clean [...]

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The genius of “Breaking Bad” is that the show lures viewers into the mental space where it seems totally OK to be rooting (most of the time) for a character that makes his living off of meth. And this genius recreation of Walt’s tricked-out meth lab makes cooking dangerous drugs seem almost like good clean fun:

Meth labs not made out of Legos do, however, have a tendency to contain hazardous chemicals that pose a real health threat. Also, occasionally, they blow up. If you’re worried about a home in your neighborhood, police suggest checking for unusual amounts of trash or the tell-tale smell of strong chemicals.

If your neighbors merely show signs of using an unusual amount of Legos to create a “Breaking Bad” replica, though, don’t worry. They just have good taste in TV.

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