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Infographics of the EC’s findings on Ireland’s tax dealings with Apple (top) and (above) the EC’s investigation of Nike and the Netherlands

This morning.

Almost two and a half years on from the European Commission finding that Ireland gave illegal tax benefits, under EU state aid rules, to Apple worth up to €13billion…

The EU Commission has announced that it has started an investigation into Nike and the Netherlands – to see if the Netherlands has given Nike an unfair advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU state aid rules.

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax treatment of Nike in the Netherlands (EU Commission)

Build-Your-Own-SelfLacing-Nikes-with-LEGO-2Build-Your-Own-SelfLacing-Nikes-with-LEGO-1

Why pay over €700 for a pair of Nike Back To The Future II ‘Self-Lacing’ Runners?

Why not build your own with LEGO and a glue gun?

Well, this is why.

In fairness, maker Vimal Patel admits:

This was a quick experiment into combining LEGO with other materials. To build on the shoe, I used a dremel and a hot glue gun to fix a few LEGO connection points. From there, it was straightforward to experiment with different designs and test their functionality. It works reasonably well, but I’m sure it can be done much better with a bit of effort.

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