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The other day I was looking through the FLICKR (I think that's how you spell it)website looking for Lego MOCs. I have seen a lot of incredible creations made from Lego on this site. I came across one persons creations that, although they were incredible, still made me feel like I was looking at something "dirty". Basically, he made well-endowed female figures out of Bionicle. (His photos were even under the category "Bionicle") And then he put his figures in alluring poses, not really raunchy, but still "seductive" enough too , once again, make me feel uncomfortable. I wouldn't have wanted my wife to walk in just then, if you know what I mean. Did I look at all of his pictures? Of course I did! I'm not going to lie. But at the same time I'm thinking in the back of my mind, "This is wrong to do with Lego!" I have always seen Lego as a "wholesome" and "moral" entity much like Disney. You don't expect to find anything morally questionable when you buy your children a Lego product.
I've also seen a lot of cool Lego MOCs depicting large masacres of minifigures shooting other minifigures, red crystal elements used ingeniously to represent the spray of blood from a figures back due to a gunshot. You'll notice that I used the words "cool" and "ingenious" because, once again, I can't deny that I thought they were! Yet still the voice in my head says,"That's wrong to do with Lego!"
I've heard a lot of people say that they wish Lego would do a Blade Runner set. I don't. I hope that's the last thing that Lego ever does because it would mean that they lowered their standards of morality and family values. Don't get me wrong, Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies! It stars my favorite actor, Harrison Ford! But Blade Runner has violence and nudity. I've seen some AWESOME Blade Runner MOCs and in this case its not so much as "its wrong to do with Lego" as "it wouldn't be right for Lego to do".
A book was recently released on how to make realistic looking guns using Lego. My first thought was, "Great! That's all we need is for a kid to get shot because he was running around with a replica of a gun made out of Lego!" Are the guns frickin' AWESOME as far as creativity and design go? Yes! But are they right for Lego? I say no.
I'm not here to preach,(maybe just a little) just sharing my thoughts and feelings. How do you feel about Lego being used to make things more "adult"? As I've said, I've always seen Lego as a positive product with a sense of morality and "family values" to it, for want of better words. And like Disney, Star Wars, Dr. Seuss and other such things, that's part of the reason I enjoy it.
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