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(CNN)   Angry-face LEGO figurines are destroying our children. WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN   ( divider line
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2013-06-12 4:11:53 PM  
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mungo: What is this journalist on about? There are plenty of different characters in the Lego world - My son has lots of smiley characters but also lots of bad guys too - it helps with the stories he makes - plus maybe she needs to actually do  a bit of journalism and discover Lego Friends - a range that's so sickeningly smiley and twee that only 6 year old girls could love it...

My daughter has a bunch of the Lego Friends sets. I think she just likes having girl minifigs. She plays with my son, and so far the girls have been construction workers, scientists, hunters, ninjas, and space explorers. The Lego Friends" boutique" got outfitted with computer equipment and weapons to be a space station on Mars. She told me they left the lipstick at home because they needed more room for food and weapons.

I'm not sure where I was going with that besides "cool story bro".
2013-06-12 2:50:14 PM  
2 votes:
I still remember the big smiles on my Lego policemen as they roughed up perps at the Lego police station.
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2013-06-12 2:44:50 PM  
2 votes:

Forget about those happy LEGO characters from your childhood.

When I was a kid Legos were bricks, not characters.  Get off my lawn.
2013-06-12 4:42:21 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-06-12 3:38:32 PM  
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I had these as a kid (the old wooden ones, not the plastic ones).  They were usually pretty happy about things it seemed.

Except this guy:

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2013-06-12 3:24:59 PM  
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I remember my knights smiling joyfully as they slaughtered their neighboring lords, bandits, and the Saracens...
2013-06-12 3:20:49 PM  
1 vote:
The LEGOs I had when I was growing up had no faces nor arms....

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2013-06-12 3:02:52 PM  
1 vote:
My brother and I hardly had any of the specialized Legos. We just had a huge box of the basic ones.

And we mostly made weapons out of them.
Lego guns, Lego fighter jets, Lego space fighers, Lego battleships, Lego fortresses.

We once spent the afternoon making lego swords. Then after a huge buildup we squared off against each other and smashed them together. They both exploded in a glorious hail of Lego shrapnel.

Our best weapons were the Lego balistas. We basically built launcher tubes that fired pens and pencils using a ton of rubber bands.
The goal of the game was to destroy the other players launcher first. Imagine the early '80s game "Crossbows and Catapults" but with more power. A lot of design went into trying different configurations that could support more rubber bands or be more resistant to the other players ordinance. Amazingly, we still have both our eyes.
2013-06-12 3:02:00 PM  
1 vote:

Sarsin: Really? I have to say our "happy" Lego figures when I was a kid had a buttload of weapons. We just had to BUILD them. Let's not delusion ourselves that somehow we are more violent today then we were 30 years ago because Lego dudes now have pre-fab blasters and ninja swords.

Right.  When I was little, me and all my little male friends could incorporate the most innocuous toy into an imagination fueled game of violence.  War, cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, whatever.  We didn't even need ANY toys to play violently.  We had our imaginations.

I could use my sisters gizmo doll and turn it into a murderous monster(without even having to feed it after midnight or anything!)  Our play was inherently violent.  Maybe it was because of the shows we watched, but it definitely was not because of the toys we had.
2013-06-12 2:55:44 PM  
1 vote:
Meh, my Legos smiled as they enslaved the moon people of taris 6. Or when they joined massive space battles with the forces of centuri prime.

/ mom let me have too many sci-fi books when I was little
2013-06-12 2:54:57 PM  
1 vote:
Wow lady. Un-bunch those panties and jump up and down until all that sand falls out of
your vag.
2013-06-12 2:54:23 PM  
1 vote:
I had pirate Legos.  The pirates and the sailors had pistols, rifles, and cannons if I recall.  So they smiled when they blew each other up.
2013-06-12 2:50:52 PM  
1 vote:
That's because old Lego sets pretty much only had generic smiley faces. Maybe a female one or a sunglasses one tossed in, but generic nonetheless. Even the pirates were pretty happy, IIRC.

Now that they have a lot more licensed properties, they have a lot more roles to fill for bad guys and such.

/seriously, this has to be the most painfully stupid 'but think of the children' article I've seen in ages
//and I've seen some stupid ones
2013-06-12 2:49:33 PM  
1 vote:
Really? I have to say our "happy" Lego figures when I was a kid had a buttload of weapons. We just had to BUILD them. Let's not delusion ourselves that somehow we are more violent today then we were 30 years ago because Lego dudes now have pre-fab blasters and ninja swords.
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2013-06-12 2:47:28 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: New research by robot expert Christoph Bartneck at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand shows the number of happy faces on tiny LEGO figures is decreasing.
"We cannot help but wonder how the move from only positive faces to an increasing number of negative faces impacts on how children play," he said in a statement.

Do people really get paid to study this stuff? At least it's New Zealand wasting their money on this.
2013-06-12 2:43:14 PM  
1 vote:
Lego isn't really Lego anymore--too many specialized pieces in the sets at stores-----you have to order the real Lego directly from them.
2013-06-12 2:43:01 PM  
1 vote:
I still imagine my old pirate sets smiling merrily as they gut and are gutted by the blue and red soldiers.
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