Star Wars fan strikes back over Lego letdown
The Local · 11 Jan 2013, 14:08
Published: 11 Jan 2013 14:08 GMT+01:00
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The package, which had been sent from Hungary, had been opened and inspected by Swedish Customs.
The Lego item was a Star Wars Tantive IV spaceship, which the collector valued at 1,838 kronor ($285), according to the Hallands-Posten newspaper (HP).
According to Swedish Customs, the box had been opened at Arlanda airport in Stockholm after the package's contents remained unknown after an X-ray.
The Tantive IV, also known as the Rebel Blockade Runner, first came to the world's attention in 1977, when Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released.
The Lego fan claimed a broken seal meant the value of his own ship had decreased to around 1,000 kronor, a difference Swedish Customs agreed to refund.
Customs apologized for the incident, but stressed that investigating mystery packages was a necessary part of the job, according to HP.