A month ago, Legoplanes made the first leg of their journey to the Philippines from China.
The company has since added a new set of planes, and will soon begin a major overhaul of its fleet in the country.
The Legos have been arriving at the airport in Manila with the blessing of President Rodrigo Duterte, and the government has been accommodating with the planes as they are shipped out to the country from their factories in China.
“It’s the largest factory in the world and it’s made of Legos,” said one of the workers in the factory.
“There’s no other country that can make this stuff,” said the worker, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals.
“Legos have made a big impact in the economy, it’s been a success story,” said Duterte.
“I am sure, this is the best job we can give to the Filipino people.”
The workers were just one of many to be welcomed by Duterte, who also gave the workers a tour of the factory, and even had them hold hands and kiss in front of the company logo on the plane.
“They made me feel very special,” the worker said of the experience.
“For the first time, I was happy and excited.”
While the company has been receiving positive reviews from local and international media, the Philippines is not the only place the Legos are making a mark.
In the past few years, the company also has been importing Legos from Brazil and Mexico.
“We are very proud of our workers, and they make a huge contribution to the economy and to the environment,” said CEO Robert Mascarenhas in a statement.
“The people who make these Legos, are so humble, they have been helping their families for years.
Their work is beautiful.”
Despite the positive response to the Lego planes, the Philippine government has warned against flying the planes over sensitive areas.
“This is not a good way to handle it,” said Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.
“If you look at the situation on the ground, you will see that the planes are in the wrong hands.”