Vauxhall Astra staff team-building with Lego

In a bid to support the staff working on the new Vauxhall Astra, the manufacturer recently set up a team-building exercise to make a toy fire engine from Lego, it has been reported.

The News of the World recently stated that the cash-strapped manufacturer is using some of its £8.7 million government grant to fund the idea.

Meanwhile, seminars are also being given on drawing farmyard animals and completing dot-to-dot exercises as part of the process, the publication indicated.

However, not everyone has been left impressed by the way in which the manufacturer has opted to spend taxpayers’ money.

The newspaper reported that one worker at the Ellesmere Port plant in Merseyside was in rage that he was playing kids games and said "we’re car makers, not toy makers".

Tory MP David Davies even added: "I can’t see how making Lego can train you to build an Astra."

The new Astra will be built from September, with the most recent model being available to buyers in a range of colours including Olympic White, Pannacotta and Sovereign Silver.

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