Today on Facebook I came across a shocking post a fellow blogger made, she was commenting on the ludicrous nature of the outrage over the new LEGO Friends line. In case you have not heard gender equality enthusiasts find it offensive because it is so girly and the figures look more like people and less blockish and I find this so INSANE!
My girls have no interest in LEGO they view it as a boy toy and are not interested, they like to play with MEGA Bloks micro BLOKS since they have a pink and purple line with a girl character. This past week at my daughter’s birthday party she received a set of the LEGO Friends and until then I had no idea LEGO had a girl specific line. My girls LOVE this set and I plan on buying then more, so it really shocks me that people are offended by this. They claim LEGO has always been gender neutral which is so not true, all of the themed LEGO sets are based on movies and characters that appeal to boys and yes some girls like those characters too but in general LEGO is boy geared so why is it such a crime to have a girl set.
Another thing that makes me crazy is the statement that these more realistic figures will cause eating disorders? WHAT? Really this is crazy I can think of many other products that are truly detrimental to girls self esteem and the new LEGO Friends line are not among them. So my question to all you moms of girls is what do you think of the new LEGO Friends line? Would you buy it for your kids?