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Use These New 'Ghostbusters' LEGOs to Build A Bridge Of Gender Equality Or You Know Just Play With Them That's Cool Too

By Riley Silverman | Trade News | February 6, 2016 | Comments ()

By Riley Silverman | Trade News | February 6, 2016 |


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Paul Feig and LEGO have drummed up even more anticipation and excitement for the new Ghostbusters film this week. In addition to photos of the cast released a few days ago, we’re now getting our first glimpse of the official LEGO companion set as well.

Hardcore LEGO fans might remember that the block brand’s old policy on gender with their toys was this:

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But in more recent years, their position has been this:

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So while new Ghostbusters haters gonna hate, it’s also ushering in a return to LEGO’s old view on how children should be able to play. Between the release of this set and the fact that they included Rey in their Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets without hiding behind sketchy spoiler arguments, LEGO seems to have legitimately listened to complaints about their gender segregated heel turn and are trying to be better. Or if nothing else they know that these are big budget movies and will make them a fortune, and I’m fine with commerce driving equality rather than trying to squash it to divide and conquer the market.

Anyway, enough about that, TOYS! Look at them! And there’s more out there but beware that a few of them seem to actually contain some possible spoilers for the movie, and I didn’t want any of you to step on them in your bare feet.

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