Just in time to be horribly inappropriate, some folks have discovered BrickArms, a company that makes cute little Lego men with realistic weapons. Here we have the White Bandit (not, not a terrorist) who is very angry and carries a rifle, what looks like a Luger, and some grenades. Not offensive enough for you? Try the SS man.
Mohammed Shaffiq, of Muslim organisation The Ramadhan Foundation, who slammed the toy as “absolutely disgusting”.
He told the Sun: “It is glorifying terrorism – the makers should be ashamed. We should be coming together to unite against terrorism, but how is that possible when children are playing with toys like this?”
Or maybe not. As Edie Friedman, director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, explained: “These distasteful toys are something we could all well do without, especially when there is so much tension around.”
Again, this is a toy and it represents a very real and very scary part of our nature. I doubt the coke-snorting commandos of Mumbai played with these minifigs in their formative years so we’re back to the whole correlation/causation thing. With stuff like that going down in real life, I think the outrage is slightly misdirected.