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Summary Box: Lego's 2011 profits grow 12 percent

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The Associated Press | March 1, 2012 05:50 PM EST | AP


THE RESULTS: Lego posted a solid rise in full-year profits as the Danish toy maker continued to capture market share in what it describes as a sluggish toy market.

THE NUMBERS: The privately held company said Thursday that its net profits last year rose 12 percent to 4.2 billion kroner ($750 million) as sales of its popular plastic building blocks rose 17 percent to 18.7 billion kroner.

THE TOP SELLERS: Classic lines like Lego City and licensed products based on Star Wars, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean generated the largest sales, but the group said all product lines sold more than expected.