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Old 2013-02-27, 09:09 PM   #241
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Series 10 preview image:

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/0...s-10-minifigs/

Not particularly grabbing me, this lot.
 
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Old 2013-02-27, 09:39 PM   #242
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Not as solid as the last few waves, for sure. The Xena-esque warrior is cool, as is the sea monster, but none of the others are all that memorable to me unless I decide I want want a Sea Captain and Bumblebee Man for a Simpsons-themed build.
 
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Old 2013-02-28, 10:10 AM   #243
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Hmm...it's a bit 'Late Series Garbage Pail Kids' isn't it? where new ideas are becoming harder to come by. I do like Medusa though.
 
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Old 2013-02-28, 10:19 AM   #244
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Will definitely snag multiple bumblebees ladies and I do like that old professor chap. Face on the skydiver is great, too.
 
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Old 2013-03-01, 02:01 PM   #245
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I was going to agree, but then I saw the seagull and was entertained for a minute of so. I'm easily won over, I can't help it.

The sad clown is entertaining me right now too, though that might just be because I'm tired. My brain's like "Ha ha, you're sad!..."

Injun stereotypes! Why is this still acceptable? Ah well. There's stereotypes all over. He has a tomahawk. We get those at birth, you know. Along with our own little starter jar of warpaint.

OMG, just saw the little dog. *squees like a girl*
 

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Old 2013-03-01, 02:24 PM   #246
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Injun stereotypes! Why is this still acceptable? Ah well. There's stereotypes all over. He has a tomahawk. We get those at birth, you know. Along with our own little starter jar of warpaint.
Well, there were tribes that actually did that, particularly out west, though admittedly not at birth. In those cases I think it's looked on more as a matter of pride than discrimination.. sort of like giving a 'colonist' minifigure a musket. - http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...80&FORM=HDRSC2 has plenty of images to back that up.
 
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Old 2013-03-01, 02:55 PM   #247
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I quite like the way they're doing "sets" of characters throughout the various series (especially the monsters) -- likely to end up getting the gorgon, Capt Haddock, another Roman, bee to make a bee guy, and wouldn't be that disappointed with any of the others apart from the baseball guy.

At what point do the stereotypes that've been included throughout the various series become offensive? Is there anything else particular (hair, face print, etc) that would effectively identify figures as non-Caucasian whilst keeping the bright yellow skin tone? It does suffer from effectively being white by default.

The chiselled features on the baseball guy seem they could indicate several ethnicities, for instance, but eye markings seem potentially dodgy territory to be getting into if they could be interpreted as suggesting a shape.
 
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Old 2013-03-01, 04:41 PM   #248
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Injun stereotypes! Why is this still acceptable?
You've got to keep in mind that these figures are designed by folks in Denmark, not the US like so many other popular toys/media. They probably don't have the first clue what is or isn't offensive since they've only ever seen your people in movies -- their perception of Aboriginals is probably just as screwed up as North Americans' perception of gypsies.

And like Denyer said the series hasn't exactly been short on ethnic stereotypes of other groups either. From the luchador to the mariachi to the various Asian martial arts dudes to the geisha to the two vikings, the Highland warrior, the Aztec, a gypsy fortune teller...Lego's been caricaturing pretty much everyone.
 
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Old 2013-03-01, 06:48 PM   #249
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Honestly not too concerned tbh... I said it to make a bad joke when I was half-awake, so it's not really a big deal to me. I fully realise there are other ethnic stereotypes present.
 

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Old 2013-03-01, 07:25 PM   #250
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We could do with more figs that people can identify with, though... despite over a thousand different heads --

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList...&catString=238

-- "angry Scot" is probably the most recurrent stock group.

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb691 -- quite European or steampunk
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb656 -- that'd be useful in yellow
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb460 -- there's Brits covered
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb609
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb534 -- quite stylised
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpx6
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpx7
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb587 -- not necessarily male
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626bpb427

A lot of the heads that have less Western features are either scowling or aren't minifig yellow, and despite Medium Dark Flesh / Flesh / Dark Flesh covering a few backgrounds well, those colours haven't really made it to heads...

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList...=150&catType=P
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList...P&colorPart=28
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList...P&colorPart=91

Hairstyles and headgear popular in different parts of the world are maybe a bit more promising; berets, braids, turbans, top knots, curls, keffiyehs... although most of the hats are still fancy dress.

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList...P&catString=16

Not an area that third party producers seem to have picked up on much, judging by a few years of reading LEGO blogs.
 

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Old 2013-03-02, 07:22 AM   #251
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I believe Lego assumes we are all Asian. Racists!

The two catalogue lists at the bottom (2 &3 from the bottom) are coming up as nonexistent on this side of things.
 

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Old 2013-03-02, 11:18 AM   #252
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Weird. Added the variable to make sure it included images (but now see that some parts of the site generate a different URL format... even so, it shouldn't choke on an unused passed variable...) Links work now.
 
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Old 2013-03-03, 04:24 AM   #253
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Those links, all of them... why am I having children when I could be having Legos instead???????
 

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Old 2013-03-03, 04:37 AM   #254
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Buy Lego for the children. Problem solved!

Of course, you'll need to keep it in a safe place away from any kids until they're old enough not to swallow the pieces...
 
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Old 2013-03-07, 06:58 AM   #255
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Buy Lego for the children. Problem solved!

Of course, you'll need to keep it in a safe place away from any kids until they're old enough not to swallow the pieces...
OH YES.

And can do... our city is getting a Lego store. I am so excited I could pop. But that'd be messy, so I won't.
 

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Old 2013-03-07, 09:31 AM   #256
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i like Lego shops. i had great fun doing the create your own minifigure (you get to do three, each with an accessory for 3) and the wall of pick-a-brick looked great. didn't buy any actual sets though as it was all terribly expensive.
 
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Old 2013-06-19, 07:56 PM   #257
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Lego movie trailer - link rather than embedded; best viewed large.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Y2NjSjrg#at=14
 
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Old 2013-06-19, 08:06 PM   #258
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Ticket sold on the strength of being from the 'Clone High' guys rather than being a Lego movie.
 
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Old 2013-07-17, 07:34 PM   #259
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Sweet concept --

http://www.flickr.com/groups/legozoids/
 
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Old 2013-07-21, 12:13 PM   #260
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Series 11 - feat. the Blues Brothers!

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/0...revealed-news/

http://i.imgur.com/p0QEzE2.jpg

 
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