Do you remember when Lego Friends first came out? I sure do! To celebrate Legoland's opening of Heartlake City, I'm resharing my humbling experience when I first heard of Lego's decision to make a series just for girls.
Some of you who follow me on Facebook may remember the conniption I had over Lego's new Friends. Friends are a new series that are made especially for girls.
When I first read about them, I thought they would be 'fluff' and bear some of the same ridiculous bodily measurements as another doll that's mass marketed to little girls which shall remain nameless. I declared this to be a 'definite fail'. How could Lego go and do such a thing?
I was convinced Lego had made a step in the wrong direction!
A week later we visited Legoland. My kids had a blast trading mini-figures with workers among many things to do at the park. While waiting for my husband and sons to return from a Lego movie, my daughter and I set out to look at some of the shops.
What do we stumble upon? Why the Friends shop of course! My daughter begged to go in....I begrudgingly agreed.
So, here I am...with my daughter...going to see 'epic fluff'. Gah! How could she do this to me?
As she runs off to look around, she hands me her previously owned 'girl mini-figures'. I start looking around for myself.
I look at one box. "Shm!" "Well, ok, this one's kinda cute. This girl runs a bakery." The set comes with little accessories in addition to regular bricks in girly colors and DOES NOT come with any other clothes. Hmmm, this particular box isn't too bad. But I bet the next box will certainly have something objectionable.
Next box. "Ok, not bad. This girl is a vet." "Oh, this tree house is cute too."
It appears to me that these Lego Friends actually DO something...but, what about the mini-figures themselves.
I look at the box...then I look at the old-style female mini-figures.
I look at the new mini-figures....then back at the old.
So on and so forth until the light goes on! Do you see what I see?
Older style Lego Mini-figures.....
More older style Lego Mini-figures
And still more Lego Mini-figures....
Old and new together....
Now while I'm not totally sold on the new style mini-figures' outfits, the old style mini-figures are definitely more ummmm.....suggestive?
With that, please pass the salt. This shoe is going to need a lot of seasoning!