Thursday, 18 December 2008
I remember being young, and being into Lego. But it pissed me off no end that Lego did not make military bits of Lego. I mean, they made knights, and pirates, and futuristic lazer gun stuff. But apparently it was deemed too violent to make a swat team or a Rwandan jungle kill squad for kids. Maces, swords, cutlasses, spears and canons were all ok though. They didn't even make the blocks in khaki, dark brown or green - i once covered a fire engine in the leaves they made, but i t was unconvincing. I just wish i had know about these guys back then, it pains me to know that i could have had a Lego helicopter with a SEALS team in it who could blow up a Lego truck full of Jihaders, or reenacted the Battle of the Bulge. But even I, in my endless youthful bloodlust never thought of doing this.