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2013-02-21 08:36:18 PM
was the previous rainbow of colors too masculine?
 
2013-02-21 08:46:38 PM
The girl "pet" ones are just too darn cute.  My computer desk now features a Lego cat, squirrel, and turtle and a really impressive pet jungle gym for all 3.

/geekgirl
 
2013-02-21 08:51:17 PM
"The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."

That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.
 
2013-02-21 08:57:46 PM

ReapTheChaos: "The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."

That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.


And I wanted to play with Tonka Trucks and Linkin Logs, and got handed Barbies instead. The scowl on my grandmother's face was hard to miss.

Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.
 
2013-02-21 09:01:20 PM

Peki: ReapTheChaos: "The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."

That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.

And I wanted to play with Tonka Trucks and Linkin Logs, and got handed Barbies instead. The scowl on my grandmother's face was hard to miss.

Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.


Maybe so, but the majority of little girls want to play with dolls and pretend to be mommies.  It's behavior that occurs all throughout nature, the female is the nurturer while the male is the hunter/provider.
 
2013-02-21 09:05:49 PM
Meh... all they did was change the names of the colors on the blocks:

Boys - Girls
White - Eggshell
Black - Midnight
Yellow - Dandelion
Brown - Chocolate
Red - Rose
Green - Shamrock
etc...
 
2013-02-21 09:06:06 PM

Peki: Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.


Makes me wonder if you have kids.
I have a boy and a girl, 16 months apart, one is six and the other is nearly five.
Boys and girls are different and the difference is hard-wired.
I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.
I also had women's studies classes in college and learned about gender socialization & etc., then I entered the practical classroom of human life. The toys aren't the egg that came before the chicken. Girls were girls before Madison Avenue started marketing to them.
 
2013-02-21 09:11:19 PM

Dr. Goldshnoz: was the previous rainbow of colors too masculine?


I think the real problem is the scarcity of the neutral LEGOs, where you just get a box of blocks of various sizes, and if you were lucky you got one of the little lego-men or a set of wheels.  Now pretty much ALL the legos come in the sets to build a helicopter, or Castle Greyskull, or a StarWars speederbike.


It looks like they're doing the same shiat with the girly legos, and the only difference is the the girl sets are for making "let's play house" things.

My brother got LEGOs when I was little and I whined and biatched until I got Capsela.  Capsela was the shiat--it had a motor already with the kit and gears and such.  I made a paddle boat for the bathtub.
 
2013-02-21 09:14:39 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Peki: Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.

Makes me wonder if you have kids.
I have a boy and a girl, 16 months apart, one is six and the other is nearly five.
Boys and girls are different and the difference is hard-wired.
I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.
I also had women's studies classes in college and learned about gender socialization & etc., then I entered the practical classroom of human life. The toys aren't the egg that came before the chicken. Girls were girls before Madison Avenue started marketing to them.


As a girl that got dolls and didn't really care for them, just keep your head on a swivel that maybe your daughter might like to play with the Tonka trucks occasionally.  Sometimes Barbie wants to try her hand at a waste management career.

I was a sucker for cute stuffed animal toys, though.  At least that was according to gender standards.
 
2013-02-21 09:17:41 PM
Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.
 
2013-02-21 09:19:06 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.


Have they ever seen a TV commercial on a kid's show?  Have they ever been in the toy aisles of a store?  Have they ever looked at toy catalog?  Do they have any friends?  If yes, they're being influenced.
 
2013-02-21 09:20:05 PM

Bonzo_1116: As a girl that got dolls and didn't really care for them, just keep your head on a swivel that maybe your daughter might like to play with the Tonka trucks occasionally.  Sometimes Barbie wants to try her hand at a waste management career.


I try to keep them doing interesting stuff, but the girl, she gravitates to the pink girl stuff. Believe me, I've never encouraged that. Steering away from the Disney princess pathology is a constant effort.
 
2013-02-21 09:23:13 PM
My sister-in-law is about as tomboyish and anti-girly stuff as a woman can possibly get. My two nieces, on the other hand, absolutely LOVE the girly LEGO sets. They had absolutely zero interest in any other LEGO sets.

Good on LEGO for making these.
 
2013-02-21 09:23:50 PM

Peki: ReapTheChaos: "The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."

That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.

And I wanted to play with Tonka Trucks and Linkin Logs, and got handed Barbies instead. The scowl on my grandmother's face was hard to miss.

Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.


Yep, my 5 year old daughter was never interested in Legos; her exposure was mostly through her 7 year old brother's sets, which featured aliens, LOTR, and spacecraft.  Then she sees the little LEGO pet clinic or something like that, and now she can't stop trying to build the things.
 
2013-02-21 09:26:07 PM

Bonzo_1116: HotIgneous Intruder: Peki: Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.

Makes me wonder if you have kids.
I have a boy and a girl, 16 months apart, one is six and the other is nearly five.
Boys and girls are different and the difference is hard-wired.
I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.
I also had women's studies classes in college and learned about gender socialization & etc., then I entered the practical classroom of human life. The toys aren't the egg that came before the chicken. Girls were girls before Madison Avenue started marketing to them.

As a girl that got dolls and didn't really care for them, just keep your head on a swivel that maybe your daughter might like to play with the Tonka trucks occasionally.  Sometimes Barbie wants to try her hand at a waste management career.



No one ever expects the blonde WASP with fake tits to be all mobbed up.
 
2013-02-21 09:32:48 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Bonzo_1116: As a girl that got dolls and didn't really care for them, just keep your head on a swivel that maybe your daughter might like to play with the Tonka trucks occasionally.  Sometimes Barbie wants to try her hand at a waste management career.

I try to keep them doing interesting stuff, but the girl, she gravitates to the pink girl stuff. Believe me, I've never encouraged that. Steering away from the Disney princess pathology is a constant effort.


Oh my God.  If she catches a case of DIsney-itis you're farked.  Good luck.  Even horseback riding lessons are cheaper than Sparkle Princess Syndrome.
 
2013-02-21 09:37:07 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.




Otherwise known as "Minecraft."
 
2013-02-21 09:37:25 PM
Even monkeys gravitate towards gender specific toys. Yeesh.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_225 44451?stopRedirect=true

"Toy preferences almost certainly have an innate basis ... . One clue is that male monkeys prefer to play with trucks while females prefer dolls," write neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang in their 2011 book, "Welcome to Your Child's Brain."


Read more: Lamm: Gender differences in kids show up early with the toys they seek out - The Denver Post
 
2013-02-21 09:44:51 PM
I bought my 5 and 7 year old nieces their first "Lego" sets this year (they had the big Duplo blocks before).

I got one a dinosaur, another a robot.

They loved them. And I was thrilled to sit with them and show them how to read the instructions and build them.
 
2013-02-21 09:49:10 PM

Bonzo_1116: I think the real problem is the scarcity of the neutral LEGOs, where you just get a box of blocks of various sizes,


HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore.


They're out there. Especially if you don't mind buying off-brand-but-compatable blocks. Or you could go to a Lego store and literally buy a bucket of pick-your-own Legos.

The fancy playsets are what draw most kids in, though. They don't really want to *build* with Legos, they want to play with the cool stuff on the box. It isn't until years later that they look back and realize the fun part was the making it.
 
2013-02-21 09:49:38 PM

ramblinwreck: Even monkeys gravitate towards gender specific toys. Yeesh.


and on the contrary

a June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said, "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl." Other sources said blue was flattering for blonds, pink for brunettes; or blue was for blue-eyed babies, pink for brown-eyed babies, according to Paoletti.
In 1927, Time magazine printed a chart showing sex-appropriate colors for girls and boys according to leading U.S. stores. In Boston, Filene's told parents to dress boys in pink. So did Best & Co. in New York City, Halle's in Cleveland and Marshall Field in Chicago.
 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wea rin g-Pink.html

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/it's a lot of both influences, nature and nurture
 
2013-02-21 09:55:56 PM

Krieghund: Bonzo_1116: I think the real problem is the scarcity of the neutral LEGOs, where you just get a box of blocks of various sizes,

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore.

They're out there. Especially if you don't mind buying off-brand-but-compatable blocks. Or you could go to a Lego store and literally buy a bucket of pick-your-own Legos.

The fancy playsets are what draw most kids in, though. They don't really want to *build* with Legos, they want to play with the cool stuff on the box. It isn't until years later that they look back and realize the fun part was the making it.


The toy aisles in the WalMarts around here are packed to the top with the sets.  I'm not even sure they carry the basic blocks.  I guess I could go to LEGOland up in Carlsbad and see if they have blocks-by-the-pound.

/I have a mission to get some for the nephew.
 
2013-02-21 10:06:19 PM

12349876: June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said


lol, I love this factoid.

Is there any other historical evidence that pink used to be for boys, and blue for boys, besides this one apparent magazine article from 1918? Seriously, find me one other source for this.
Smells like bullshiat to me. This seems like a recent bit of popular wisdom that doesn't have much evidence behind it.

Also, I commented a while back in a thread about Hasbro making a "gender-neutral" EZ-Bake oven. I bet it'll be a complete flop.
God I hate "gender stereotype" kooks.
 
2013-02-21 10:06:55 PM
Also, I just bought 5KG of Lego so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-02-21 10:11:04 PM

spamdog: 12349876: June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said

lol, I love this factoid.

Is there any other historical evidence that pink used to be for boys, and blue for boys, besides this one apparent magazine article from 1918? Seriously, find me one other source for this.
Smells like bullshiat to me. This seems like a recent bit of popular wisdom that doesn't have much evidence behind it.

Also, I commented a while back in a thread about Hasbro making a "gender-neutral" EZ-Bake oven. I bet it'll be a complete flop.
God I hate "gender stereotype" kooks.


No way to know for sure....the world wasn't in color until the 1930's.  Go look for the pictures, you'll see.
 
2013-02-21 10:15:09 PM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-21 10:17:07 PM
Feminists: "You're reinforcing gender stereotypes! This is bad!"
LEGO: "What? We can't hear you over the sound of all this money we're making"

Always makes me chuckle.
 
2013-02-21 10:24:51 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.


Hard to find, unless you go to their website.
 
2013-02-21 10:34:11 PM
Love Lego Friends... I bought myself a few.. (mainly so I can actually build Lego sets on my own... my 10 year old son won't build them, he just supervises me... But, I try to build anything from any other part of the Lego store, I end up just handing over pieces for him to build... he is kindof a Lego bully)
I work part time for Lego.. (have mentioned it a few times.. Work for fun and for the discount at the local mall)...
During Christmas there was at least two times we were completely sold out of Friends sets. Lego could not send them to us fast enough... and we had girls who came in who had every single set and were chomping at the bit for more..
But, I did notice.. the girls who built Friends, started to gravitate to Technic, Architecture, and some of the sets that honestly can be gender neutral... Friends was just the platform to get them interested in building... then, the interest took off in a huge way towards other builds... It was really cool watching a girl beg for a Mindstorm set, or even the hard Star Wars sets (you could almost see a tear in their dads eyes when the girls were begging for a Death Star... then dad saw the price tag)...
I love the exclusive sets for "Main Street" (for lack of a better name, Lego really hasn't given them one, except Exclusive)... the Town Hall, Fire Brigade, etc... the movie theater that just came out rocks... and girls are screaming for that one too....
 
2013-02-21 10:47:03 PM

Bonzo_1116: Oh my God. If she catches a case of DIsney-itis you're farked. Good luck. Even horseback riding lessons are cheaper than Sparkle Princess Syndrome.


Plus, as a Caucasian father, you get to think your daughter popped her cherry thanks to a particularly rigorous session of hunter/jumper, instead of the brown kid down the street getting her legs up after a particularly rigorous session of smoking weed and heavy petting, followed by penis insertion.
 
2013-02-21 10:55:45 PM

12349876: ramblinwreck: Even monkeys gravitate towards gender specific toys. Yeesh.

and on the contrary

a June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said, "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl." Other sources said blue was flattering for blonds, pink for brunettes; or blue was for blue-eyed babies, pink for brown-eyed babies, according to Paoletti.
In 1927, Time magazine printed a chart showing sex-appropriate colors for girls and boys according to leading U.S. stores. In Boston, Filene's told parents to dress boys in pink. So did Best & Co. in New York City, Halle's in Cleveland and Marshall Field in Chicago.
 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wea rin g-Pink.html



/it's a lot of both influences, nature and nurture


What does color have to do with my statement? I'm talking dolls versus blocks versus balls.

Legos changing the color scheme is smart, but their strategy only works with older girls. My son doesn't care at 3 that some of his Legos are pink and my 2 year old daughter doesn't care that one of her dolls is blue.
 
2013-02-21 11:10:59 PM

Bonzo_1116: Capsela was the shiat--it had a motor already with the kit and gears and such. I made a paddle boat for the bathtub.


That stuff was great.  Cablecars.  Boats.  Etc.
 
2013-02-21 11:25:24 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.


you'll find Moms of children who lost Lego interest and people that are moving sell big plastic boxes full of used Legos on eBay. check from time to time and you'll find a sweet deal.
 
2013-02-21 11:38:30 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

wtf is there to build there?  How is it still legos when you don't build anything.
 
2013-02-21 11:49:14 PM

spamdog: Is there any other historical evidence that pink used to be for boys, and blue for boys, besides this one apparent magazine article from 1918? Seriously, find me one other source for this.


You didn't even read the rest of my quote or read the article I linked to.  Lazy troll.
 
2013-02-21 11:51:06 PM

spamdog: God I hate "gender stereotype" kooks.


Keeerist, you're retarded.
 
2013-02-22 12:44:11 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.


So hard to find

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Individual-Bricks-ByCategory
 
2013-02-22 12:48:41 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Maybe so, but the majority of little girls want to play with dolls and pretend to be mommies. It's behavior that occurs all throughout nature, the female is the nurturer while the male is the hunter/provider.


You fail biology.  Male lions loaf while females do all the work.  Both sexes hunt in most bird species.  Female bees and ants do almost everything; males are good only for farking.  In many species, the male is not involved in child-rearing so any providing is done by the nurturer.

 
2013-02-22 12:49:30 AM
WELL FINE MAYBE I AM AN IDIOT
 
2013-02-22 01:04:15 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Anyway, it's really hard to just find a simple big old box of lego blocks anymore. The shelves are full of these kits ranging from 20 to 400 dollars. They're cool and all, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a nice set of blank blocks with a good batch of wheels and other accessories for freestyle building. The boxes of blocks you can find are about 25 bucks for a few hundred and no special parts.


We got our son the "box of bricks" to supplement some of the special sets, but the Creator series is actually pretty good about having special pieces that can be repurposed. He's received a couple of the house sets and a couple of the vehicle sets, which gives him enough pieces to do pretty much anything he wants. He's only four, so he tends to stick to basic vehicles, houses and bridges. Of course, you always run into "aw, if I had just one or two more of these I could do this really cool thing" but that's going to happen no matter how many pieces you have. And, as others have mentioned, their company stores (if you happen to live near one) and website will let you fill in some of those gaps. I did one "big cup" purchase at the store. I don't know how expensive it turns out to be but it's a good way to stock up on goofy pieces that your kids tend to use a lot of, like wheels and long pieces. It's funny how creative and strategic you get trying to make the most of that cup ("OK, if I put these pieces in first, I can drop the wheels into the gaps... oooh wait! If I put the wheels on the hubs first that will save even more space!"). One of the employees was cool enough to let me grab a bunch of axles from the play area since they didn't have any in the bins.

Now Duplo, on the other hand... that's a good way to blow through your gift budget in a hurry. I can't wait until our younger son outgrows those and moves to Legos; they're a bargain in comparison.
 
2013-02-22 01:27:46 AM

ReapTheChaos: "The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."

That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.


Hey, I am for any playset the reinforces that girls should play with things in the kitchen.  I am gonna need a new trophy wife in 20 years, and I dont want her a liberated and crap.
 
2013-02-22 01:29:28 AM
*ALL* liberated and crap, I meant

Il ll ll ll ll ll weird, my keyboard misses every other double l...   id go buy a new one, but im a snowed in and stu
 
2013-02-22 02:05:32 AM

Plant Rights Activist: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x467]

wtf is there to build there?  How is it still legos when you don't build anything.


yeah... It seems modern legos are more about putting a few complex pieces together rather than building complex things out of many pieces and actually having to use your brain a little.
 
2013-02-22 02:19:55 AM

crab66: Plant Rights Activist: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x467]

wtf is there to build there?  How is it still legos when you don't build anything.

yeah... It seems modern legos are more about putting a few complex pieces together rather than building complex things out of many pieces and actually having to use your brain a little.


I'm not saying it's bad; I just wanna know what happened.
 
2013-02-22 02:59:35 AM
FTA: "The privately owned company said Thursday that on revenue of 23.4 billion kroner ($4.2 billion) its net profits grew 38 percent, to 5.6 billion kroner ($1 billion)."
You guys could argue all day about pink bricks for girls, but who thought that Legos had a annual profit of over a billion clams?
 
2013-02-22 03:36:50 AM
I recently got back into Lego again after a 20 year hiatus (to be honest, building a set is one of the most relaxing things I've done in years....); I love the Town/City citys and I noticed on the last Garbage Truck and Ambulance, that they each come with 2 main minifigs and there's a male and female.
I thought that was pretty cool in a gender-neutral way.

/ Bought 3 modular buildings since December
// Each one was totally worth it - highly recommended to anyone looking to rekindle past joys.
 
2013-02-22 05:28:26 AM
So the problem for boys was they stuck the legoman heads up their noses...
Will the girl problems be lego vibrators/dildos breaking apart and getting stuck in their hoohaa?
 
2013-02-22 06:09:09 AM
Purchased for this last Christmas for my young cousin a Lego set for Ninjago involving a massive four headed dragon and snake with temple, of which the snakefolk are her favorite. Had to convince my mother and her parents to stop trying to help her so much in building despite how complicated the set was, and eventually she was able to complete the vast majority without aid. As awesome as the set is, though, her room is pink, which she chose, as are a ton of her other toys including dolls and such. Those things reinforce minor gender stereotypes which we should not concern ourselves with as much as assuring girls grow up to be independent who feel as able to achieve in academics, careers, etc., as boys.
 
2013-02-22 07:11:03 AM
I was initially bothered by the sets because past attempts at "girl" legos were pretty awful, so I never got my daughter any.  The Friends series has done a much better job, since they actually involve building things other than furniture (yes...there are some smaller sets that amount to just that, but there are also cars, houses, and even a pretty cool tree house that require rebuilding).
 
2013-02-22 07:56:57 AM
i171.photobucket.com

fark yeah!...Gender stereotypes!

/it's not Wall-E
 
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