Any particular reason you stopped on Jang? Was it him being obsessed with LEGO using the same head for Stormtroopers?
that's so petty it's almost psycho. holy shit.I watch Jang less and less too. Now I usually skip to the final remarks only of sets I’m interested in. There is no particular reason for it (maybe it’s also because if I want a set, I’ll get it and opinions don’t matter that much anymore compared to when I just got back into Lego), but I have to say he sometimes makes strange remarks. The NASA women thing was a big ‘wtf’ for me, and in his fire brigade review he also said you could swap out the female head of the fire chief if you were not okay with it.
That's the positive way to spin it, but kids mimic what they see in real life in their play. Which means that kids will place their male figures in male dominated roles, and then play reinforces those steriotypes. Lego knows this, which is why they go out of their way to have gender inclusive playsets. Demanding that kids be free to replace female characters in important roles with men is not healthy.Some of Jang's remarks reported in his thread certainly do sound strange. I've always noticed him commenting on how he prefers the LEGO torsos not be gender-specific, but I've always interpreted that positively, in the sense that in that way there's no limitations on the roles characters can take within the sets.
I think you're interpreting this exactly opposite to how I do, which is that Jang wants children to have as many options as possible.That's the positive way to spin it, but kids mimic what they see in real life in their play. Which means that kids will place their male figures in male dominated roles, and then play reinforces those steriotypes. Lego knows this, which is why they go out of their way to have gender inclusive playsets. Demanding that kids be free to replace female characters in important roles with men is not healthy.
I would have thought if it didn't bother him he wouldn't even mentioned it.I think you're interpreting this exactly opposite to how I do, which is that Jang wants children to have as many options as possible.
Regarding the Fire Brigade set review, I don't think Jang is endorsing swapping out the head of the female minifigure. I think his literal words, after highlighting that it is the first figure of its kind, is that you can swap out the head "if it bothers you", suggesting that it is those who are doing it that would be agitated, and that he himself isn't.
how often does he talk about swapping out minifigure faces in general? because if the only time he did that was "hey remember if you don't want this authority figure to be a woman, you can use a basic feature of the minifigure and make it a man," that sounds strange in the moment, and upgrades to "holy hell full-blown MRA loon" in the context of the nasa set tantrum.
That looks great.https://ideas.lego.com/projects/fcf1dec0-bdf7-48c7-9da7-95fd68e41480
This Pirate Ideas set looks awesome! It really needs to hit 10k!
Today at the New York Toy Fair, LEGO unveiled four new Jurassic World sets each with a unique dinosaur including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Baryonyx and Dilophosaurus. The sets are based on a new animated mini-series called LEGO Jurassic World – Legend of Isla Nublar which is a prequel series to the first Jurassic World live action film.
I don’t know if you have those Five Below stores near where you’re at, but I was in one yesterday and they had a bunch of those sets you’re talking about on the shelf there.So I wanted to do Lego competition for my class, but I can no longer find those $5 boxes of solid color Lego pieces. Saw them for a long time and finally had an idea for my kids that could use them and now they're no longer on sale? The larger sets with more colors are still around, but I wanted the small sets so each kid could have their own to take home and everyone has the same pieces.