In December of 2009 a news story on an incident in which a BrickGun model was mistaken for a real handgun in Toronto, Canada was picked up by LEGO forums and blogs. A neighbour called the police when a customer assembled his recent purchase in his office. The local police responded by taking the man into custody briefly.
- BrickGun website
- Lego gun sighting leads to police takedown from CTV Toronto, 3 December, 2009.
- Interview on The Brothers Brick