Lego Friends

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I don’t spend much time lamenting the Lego of yore. You know, where you had a box of fairly basic
geometric shapes that when put together formed a thing.

They’ve not been replaced, these basic kits are still around. But alongside these sets are more complex endeavors
with injection-molded bits that curve to fit the needs of the thing. There are entire lines licensed to movie tie-ins.
And there is now a new category to lure young girls into the fray as pictured above. (That’s Emma, she comes with
a clothing design workshop.) Lego also makes some mistakes.

The saving grace is watching my friends’ kids actually play with the plastic building blocks.
They pull pieces together from all these different sets and make their own things to act out their own stories.
It’s heartening.

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