Sir Prog wrote:Which is LUDICROUS to begin with. I would say that extreme politicism has no place here, but of course history shows us those in charge make the rules (and define history for themselves). Let's just take the largest organization to wield power within a 1000-year span and sweep it under the rug...I don't think so. In fact, the idea of libraries, hidden passages, crypts, plus the architectural designs, how could a great set or series NOT be considered appropriate???
LEGO has to worry about their image. They were a mostly nonviolent toy that promoted learning and imagination. They have, as far as I know, no media enemies and nothing but good press (pricing aside). The moment they even appear to endorse a religion, all of that can change. The media can quite easily twist it from "promoting learning and imagination" to "brainwashing kids with religious propoganda". Look at D&D. That game got some serious bad press for supposedly being a conduit to the devil. Comic books were supposed to be corrupting the youth of the nation. Etc., etc. It has happened many times before and will continue to happen. Why would LEGO ever even consider taking that kind of flak? I would love it if they made sets like the ones people in the thread want, but it won't happen anytime soon.
Danielas wrote:With all due respect the church was a huge part of history. If someone is offended by a Lego set based on the past then they have problems. Just because there is a crucifix on the alter dosn't mean that the Lego group is anti Hindu it just means they are trying to make a historically accurate set.
Castle isn't a historically accurate theme. It's most recent incarnation even less so than the older sets. If Castle had actual historical figures, nationalities, and castles I could see the argument. As is, I don't recall which country the Black Falcon's held or where the Orcs and Skeletons fought their epic wars. Again, I would love for it to happen but it is highly unlikely.