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Girls and Legos: With its new “Friends” line, Lego sets off a gender firestorm
Annistonstar ^ | January 15, 2012 | Lisa Davis

Posted on 01/15/2012 2:04:39 PM PST by NYer

Lego Friends can be customized like any other Lego set, and different play environments can be purchased, like Olivia’s Inventor Workshop. Photo: Special to The Star

Christmas had come and gone, and the toy aisles were emptied of Lego Star Wars sets, and Lego Harry Potter sets, and Lego superhero sets.

This is when Lego decided to roll out its newest line: Lego Friends, aimed squarely at girls.

Lego Friends figures are strikingly different. They don’t look anything like the traditional Lego minifigure. Lego Friends have big eyes, button noses and pink lips. They wear skirts. They have names like Mia, Andrea and Olivia.

They come with pink and purple bricks, in sets that can be built into a pet hospital, or a bakery, or a fashion design studio.

They also come with the biggest gender controversy since J. Crew featured a mom painting her little boy’s toenails pink.

“Hey Lego!” shouted one commenter on the company’s Facebook page. “I’m a girl and I don’t like your new Lego Friends set. I think it promotes ridiculous gender stereotypes that damage little girls everywhere.

“We like Star Wars, Harry Potter, space ships and explosions, too, not just salons, cafes and drinks by the pool. Some of us want to grow up to be engineers, not manicurists.”

Jennifer Garlen of Huntsville has found herself swept up in the controversy. Garlen is a visiting professor of English at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. One of her areas of expertise is feminist criticism and theory.

Garlen is also an adult fan of Legos — or AFOL, as they call themselves. Garlen was in Birmingham this weekend, at BrickFair Alabama, the first-ever Lego fan convention in the South. She gave a seminar on Building Like a Girl: Women, Girls and the Lego Community.

She had no idea the topic would be so controversial.

Lego has been trying to tap into the girl market for more than 20 years, Garlen said. It’s tried dollhouses (the Scala sets of the 1970s), jewelry (Clickets sets) and horses and castles (the Belville line).

“Lego keeps trying to put out a product that will really hook the girl market, but it hasn’t happened yet,” Garlen said.

This time, though, Lego invested four years in research. The company followed girls in different countries, talked to families, watched how girls play. “It’s not like they said, ‘Let’s make something pink and throw it at girls,” Garlen said. “They really worked the science behind this.”

How boys saved Lego

Lego has been making plastic interlocking bricks for more than 50 years. The company — which is still family-owned — never intended them to be boys’ toys.

“Back in the 1970s and ’80s, the company ran ads that Lego is for girls and boys,” Garlen said. By the 1990s, however, the company had overextended and found itself in financial trouble. It sold off assets, including its theme parks, and focused on the bricks.

The company realized that its main consumers were boys, and that boys were interested in adventure, vehicles and what Garlen called “conflict-driven play.” So that’s what Lego focused on. The company came out with “Star Wars” sets. Sales took off.

But at the same time, Garlen said, Lego has always made toys that could be considered gender-neutral — the City sets, for example, with their city buildings and firetrucks and airplanes.

Lego is also making many more female minifigures than in years past. “I think they’ve really opened up their product to be more inclusive,” Garlen said.

“But I don’t know if the way the product is perceived by the public has changed along with that.”

The blue aisle

Toy stores are part of the problem. “Toy stores are so divided. There’s the pink aisle and the blue aisle. Where’s the ‘both’ aisle?” Garlen said.

Legos are deep in the blue aisle, down there with action figures and cars. “Girls don’t even go down there,” Garlen said.

(Sure enough, toy stores are debating where they should put the new Lego Friends line. Does it go in the Lego section? Or does it go next to the Barbies?)

“From the kids’ perspective and the parents’ perspective, Legos are for boys,” Garlen said.

If some people have a problem with Lego Friends, Garlen suggests that look at the gender equation from the other side. “I like ‘Star Wars.’ I like superheroes. I like ‘Harry Potter.’ And I’m a girl,” Garlen said. Her 10-year-old daughter likes those things, too. “We don’t look at those Legos and say those are for the boys. Nobody has stopped parents from buying those Lego sets for their daughters.

Garlen’s daughter used to wear “Star Wars” T-shirts to school, and the other kids would tell her that girls weren’t allowed to like “Star Wars.”

“I think that’s at the core of this debate right now, this perception of who gets what,” she said. “I think Lego might be suffering from that same perception.”

After all, nobody’s saying that Mattel should make more boy-friendly Barbies.

The girl inventor

And nobody’s saying that boys (and grown-ups) can’t play with Lego Friends. The best thing about the new sets is that the pieces work with other Legos, which hasn’t been the case with Lego’s other girl-themed toys.

Adult Lego fans are excited to have new colors of bricks to work with. They’re using the new Lego Friends bricks to build pink and purple starfighters.

Other builders have taken the Emma’s Design School set and used the pieces to build Emma a giant plasma cannon (which, when you take the guns off, transforms into a snowmobile).

Garlen and her daughter tried out Olivia’s Inventor Workshop. “My daughter is not particularly girly, and that’s the least girly set,” Garlen said. “Olivia is a girl who’s a robot inventor. It’s not all puppies and kitties.”

So how did Garlen’s daughter play with her inventor set? “The little girl figure died in a robotic accident,” Garlen said. “She drank something in the lab she shouldn’t have.”

What boys think

One of the beauties of Lego is, no matter what it says on the box, kids are going to take it apart and turn it into something else. Perhaps that will make Lego Friends successful.

“If all the previous lines that Lego has put out for girls have failed to catch fire, history tells us we ought to wait and see what happens,” Garlen said.

“If Lego Friends takes off, that says something about the accuracy with which Lego has understood the market. Regardless of what mothers think, if girls like it, then Lego has done its job.”

We asked a brother and sister from Piedmont to test out the Olivia’s Treehouse set. Will Burkhalter, 7, refused to play with it. “I want the aliens Legos,” he said.

His little sister, Nora, 6, declared Lego Friends “the funnest Legos. Funner than boys’ Legos.

“I love the toy pets. I like the way I can feed the bird and cat,” she said. “I thought I saw a bird just like the Legos bird, in real life.

“And I see on the box a lot of friends for the Legos girl. There’s one with red hair and black hair and brown hair. I want to buy them.

“I’ve been dying for one of these.”

BrickFair Alabama

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Where: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

What: Displays of Lego creations made by adult fans and artists. Also lots of Lego things for sale, including custom minifigures, accessories and more. Billed as primarily a “look-don’t-touch” event. Strollers are not permitted.

Admission: $7; free for kids 3 and under.

Info: www.brickfair.com

A brief history of Lego

The Lego company estimates it has produced more than 400 billion Lego bricks — about 64 Legos for every person on earth. Here’s a look at how it all started, 80 years ago, in a small workshop in Denmark.

1932: A Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen switches from crafting furniture to wooden toys. To name his toy company, he coins the word “Lego,” from the Danish words “leg” and “godt,” meaning “play well.”

1939: A British toymaker named Harry Fisher Page invents plastic blocks that lock together.

1947: Christiansen discovers the plastic blocks, and begins to refine their design.

1958: Lego design evolves to the state we now know it, with the “stud and tube coupling system” that makes for stable, strong, interlocking bricks. Bricks from this era still work with brand new ones.

1961: The Lego wheel is invented.

1966: The first Lego motorized train debuts.

1966: Norman Mailer builds a utopian City of the Future in his living room using 15,000 Legos. It’s featured on the cover of his book Cannibals and Christians.

1967: Supersized Duplos, designed for small hands, are introduced.

1968: Legoland amusement park opens in Billund, Denmark. It includes a model of the Statue of Liberty made from Legos.

1975: The Expert Series is introduced, featuring complex sets for older builders, with working gears and cogs.

1978: The first mini-figure arrives. At last, people to populate Lego houses and cities.

1979: Ole Kirk’s grandson, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, takes over the company and introduces play themes such as Lego Space.

1980: According to a survey, 70 percent of all Western European families with kids under age 14 have Lego bricks in their homes. Most likely scattered all over the floor.

1989: Seymour Papert of MIT, a longtime proponent of kids using computers to learn, is named “Lego Professor of Learning Research.” The Lego Mindstorms line of robotic toys is named after his book.

1996: Legoland Windsor amusement park opens in England. It includes a model of St. Paul’s Cathedral made from Legos.

1999: The first Star Wars Lego sets are released, ending the era of smelly model glue and changing Lego history.

1999: Legoland California amusement park opens. It includes a model of Mount Rushmore made from Legos.

2001: The Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle becomes a huge bestseller, with more than 1 million sets sold.

2002: Legoland Deutschland amusement park opens in Germany. It includes a model of the Reichstag made from Legos.

2003: Mini-figures change from yellow to realistic skin tones.

2003: Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and 21 other NBA players become Lego mini-figures.

2004: Photos of two astronaut mini-figures land on Mars aboard the NASA rovers “Spirit” and “Opportunity.”

2008: Google celebrates Lego’s 50th anniversary by illustrating its logo in Legos. (Google’s founders are huge Lego fans. Google’s New York office is filled with Legos as artwork and Legos for play.)

2008: A model of the Taj Mahal, with 5,922 pieces, becomes the biggest Lego set ever sold, surpassing the Star Wars Millennium Falcon, the previous record holder with 5,195 pieces.

2009: The first Lego store in Alabama opens at the Galleria mall in Birmingham.

2011: Legoland Florida theme park opens on the site of the former Cypress Gardens. At 145 acres, it’s the biggest Legoland in the world.

2012: Lego announces plans to release long-anticipated sets based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at the end of the year. A Lego Gollum. Hmmmm.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: childhood; feminists; gender; genderwars; legos; toys
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1 posted on 01/15/2012 2:04:52 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

If the dykish moms don’t like it they don’t have to buy it.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 2:09:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NYer
“Hey Lego!” shouted one commenter on the company’s Facebook page. “I’m a girl and I don’t like your new Lego Friends set. I think it promotes ridiculous gender stereotypes that damage little girls everywhere. “We like Star Wars, Harry Potter, space ships and explosions, too, not just salons, cafes and drinks by the pool. Some of us want to grow up to be engineers, not manicurists.”

I would say: "Hey, little girl, then wait till we come out with our engineering set or play with the sets we already have! Normal little girls should have a choice too!" Gees!
3 posted on 01/15/2012 2:09:57 PM PST by lahargis (Every day is independence day)
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To: lahargis

I showed my 6 year old normal little girl and she says she knows about it, likes it, and wants it.


4 posted on 01/15/2012 2:13:59 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NYer

Lincoln logs, the original legos. :)


5 posted on 01/15/2012 2:14:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: NYer

It’s funny how none of the people who are angry about this are little girls.

That’s because they haven’t been indoctrinated (yet).


6 posted on 01/15/2012 2:16:02 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: NYer

This is one time that the marketplace will decide if Lego made the correct move or not.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 2:17:41 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: lahargis

*sigh*

What’s wrong with making cool legos that people buy?

Sure, girls don’t like ‘em, but who cares. Girls have cooties!

More cool legos = license to print money.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 2:17:53 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: NYer

Obnoxious kid lecturing on why girls have to like pink princess stuff(video)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2825275/posts


9 posted on 01/15/2012 2:26:28 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: skinkinthegrass
Lincoln logs, the original legos. :)

I had Lincoln Logs. You could engrave them...

...with a magnifying glass.

Neat!

10 posted on 01/15/2012 2:28:35 PM PST by houeto ("Click Free or Die!" -Travis McGee)
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To: lahargis

See post #9. I think I found the little girl who wrote it (or at least her parent that helped her :).


11 posted on 01/15/2012 2:30:34 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NYer

Good article. I find it interesting that there is such a gap in boys’ and girls’ reaction to Legos. Hopefully Legos’ research will payoff this time.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 2:30:42 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: NYer

Good article. I find it interesting that there is such a gap in boys’ and girls’ reaction to Legos. Hopefully Legos’ research will payoff this time.


13 posted on 01/15/2012 2:30:52 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: skinkinthegrass

We loved our lincoln logs. Got them for the grandchildren 50 years later!! The older ones were better.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 2:32:20 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: NYer
I believe that Pepto-Bismol, because it is pink, promotes ridiculous gender stereotypes that damage heterosexual males everywhere and reinforces the old socialist shibboleth that only females are in need of nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea relief.

Pepto-Bismol should be the color of bile.

15 posted on 01/15/2012 2:42:22 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: NYer
I have one thing to say about this year's lego sets:

Yes, seriously DO WANT.

16 posted on 01/15/2012 2:43:21 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: NYer

Say 'ello to my lil friend.

17 posted on 01/15/2012 2:43:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: BenKenobi
Girls have cooties!

I love Cooties!

18 posted on 01/15/2012 2:46:58 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

Ick!


19 posted on 01/15/2012 2:49:48 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: NYer

Boys get to have toys in any color but pink and purple and pastels. Girls can’t have toys in any color but pink and purple and pastels.

Yes, there are exceptions, but go down the girls aisles in the toy stores and check.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 2:53:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NYer

My son is deep into LEGO Ninjago. It’s kind of scary how well LEGO has understood the minds of young boys. They probably know what they’re doing with these girl toys.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 2:54:10 PM PST by wideminded
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To: BenLurkin

Right. And alternatively, the faggish, metrosexual fathers in the suburbs can buy them for their sons, if they so choose.

Thankfully, the market will decide, not some social engineering hack at a government agency... Although the way things are going it may one day be the case. Long live free market capitalism!


22 posted on 01/15/2012 2:55:22 PM PST by ladyrustic
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To: skinkinthegrass

Rocks, twigs, and mud the original lincoln logs... for those of us who couldn’t afford the other... ;)


23 posted on 01/15/2012 2:59:28 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BfloGuy

Man...the PC crowd has sissified everything...I had Cooties when I was a kid, and they looked NOTHING like that...


24 posted on 01/15/2012 3:06:27 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NYer

I’m a fan of Lego — and Lincoln Logs and other classic toys for boys, which I never was.
Toys these days, meh! Saw a trivia game in the store the other day, called, “FACT OR CRAP.” Bills itself as “trivia with attitude.” I call it culture with coarsening. :(
Buy the old stuff online, it’s better, cleaner, and made in the USA. Or go to the flea market.
Play chess, checkers, poker, Scrabble.
Buy the little girl in your life a nice pink air gun! Trains are cool too — build a model railroad, with a few villages here and there.
Pick up an art set and and old Bob Ross video.
If she’s really, really a GIRL...buy her a rock polisher! She can build her own jewelry :)


25 posted on 01/15/2012 3:32:47 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: wideminded
My son is deep into LEGO Ninjago.

They were a popular gift-exchange item with Cub Scouts this year. My sons got some. All our small Lego-bits go in the same container, once the boxes are opened, so they turn into all kinds of bizarre things.

I found the baby drowning Star Wars clone troopers in the dog bowl once. "Die, men ... die ..."

26 posted on 01/15/2012 3:35:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Be the one who gets it done (instead of a useless drone)!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Why stop at Star Wars? Lego should do some Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, or even Star Trek Lego sets! I know some chicks that dig Dr. Who and Star Trek!


27 posted on 01/15/2012 3:36:03 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: who knows what evil?
I had Cooties when I was a kid, and they looked NOTHING like that...

You know what they say, old Cooties are the best Cooties (which, of course, is quite different from what my Grandmother meant when she used to call Grandpa "an old coot."

28 posted on 01/15/2012 3:42:38 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: NYer
In my opinion, Legos are the best toys in the world! They can be enjoyed by a child at any age and by parents as well. They are virtually indestructible. They are also a toy that encourages creativity. I think it is great that Legos are being marketed for girls now.
29 posted on 01/15/2012 3:43:14 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: BradyLS
Why stop at Star Wars? Lego should do some Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, or even Star Trek Lego sets! I know some chicks that dig Dr. Who and Star Trek!

Not sure if they're compatible with Lego, but they sure are darn awesome...!

http://www.characterbuilding.eu/dr-who/micro-figures/

30 posted on 01/15/2012 3:53:37 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: BradyLS

Star Trek would be good, but Red Dwarf is too obscure for American audiences and Dr. Who only a bit more well known (although it would probably be a big seller in the UK).


31 posted on 01/15/2012 3:57:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: BradyLS; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...
Why stop at Star Wars? Lego should do some Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, or even Star Trek Lego sets! I know some chicks that dig Dr. Who and Star Trek!

If they don't they are complete and total smegheads!


32 posted on 01/15/2012 4:02:04 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Not The Other One

I see only one problem with the product. It’s that red square with the white letters. Stop marketing the product as LEGO. Girls need their own identity.


33 posted on 01/15/2012 4:04:24 PM PST by Qout
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To: lahargis
Normal little girls should have a choice too!"

Exactly. As long as the butch girls aren't forced to buy the female Legos what difference does it make?

34 posted on 01/15/2012 4:06:47 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Mr Flibble is very cross


35 posted on 01/15/2012 4:07:58 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Qout
I see only one problem with the product. It’s that red square with the white letters. Stop marketing the product as LEGO. Girls need their own identity.

How about Long Shapely Legos?...

nully *ducking* and running for cover...

36 posted on 01/15/2012 4:10:10 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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37 posted on 01/15/2012 4:11:17 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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I’m not sue I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models and pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


38 posted on 01/15/2012 4:13:36 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: NYer

I’m not sure I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models aend pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


39 posted on 01/15/2012 4:14:03 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: NYer

I’m not sure I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models and pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


40 posted on 01/15/2012 4:14:20 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: NYer

I’m not sure I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models and pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


41 posted on 01/15/2012 4:14:20 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: NYer

I’m not sure I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models and pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


42 posted on 01/15/2012 4:14:23 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: NYer

I’m not sure I see the problem here. If she wants to play with regular Lego models and pieces - DO IT. The new ones are for those who don’t want to play with what’s already out there. Sheesh!

Seems this woman was just sitting in her room looking for something to be offended by so she could wave her arms and throw a tantrum.


43 posted on 01/15/2012 4:14:39 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: Magnatron

Wow, posting from an iPad can do some crazy things I guess.


44 posted on 01/15/2012 4:16:01 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: BfloGuy

“Cooties” are actually lice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooties


45 posted on 01/15/2012 4:34:58 PM PST by NathanR
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To: NathanR

Yes but who would want to play with a toy called “Lice”?


46 posted on 01/15/2012 4:48:43 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
Yes but who would want to play with a toy called “Lice”?


47 posted on 01/15/2012 4:52:52 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: NYer

Honestly, what I would give for the days people didn’t have an embolism over such silly things.


48 posted on 01/15/2012 4:59:51 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: RWB Patriot

What I would give if only they actually would have a real embolism!


49 posted on 01/15/2012 5:02:51 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Right Wing Assault
Boys get to have toys in any color but pink and purple and pastels. Girls can’t have toys in any color but pink and purple and pastels.

Many years back, Lionel created a pink locomotive in an attempt to create a train that appealed to girls. It appealed to neither boys nor girls. It does, however, appeal to collectors!


50 posted on 01/15/2012 5:03:29 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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