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Lego Stands Tall on Hutt

Earlier this week, we carried a news report about Lego withdrawing its Jabba’s Palace toy set due to pressure from an Austrian Turkish cultural association. But Lego has now denied the report and said it fully stands behind the product. The Turkish group charged that the toy features a mosque-like building inhabited by sneaky and criminal personalities with “vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals.” Lego says the toy will be discontinued at the end of 2013, but that’s when it was already scheduled to go off the shelves, so the complaints of the Turkish group didn’t hasten the phase-out.

Lego Caves on Star Wars Toy

Lego has pulled a Star Wars toy after the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria called it culturally insensitive, claiming the Jabba the Hutt toy resembles a mosque. How can Lego be so politically correct, so long as Jar Jar Binks toys remain on the shelves?

 

The Battle of Helm’s Deep

The Lord of the Rings gets the Lego parody treatment. H/T IMAO

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