Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ethical problems with human-centric narratives in Lego "Mars Mission" play sets

The new, second volume of Rigor Mortis Magazine has an interesting article entitled “Ethical Problems with Human-Centric Narratives in Lego Mars Mission Play Sets,” written by Gerald Saul, head of the film & video department at the University of Regina in Canada. According to Saul, the “Mars Mission” toy building block sets produced by Lego in 2007 and 2008 are all about “invasion, colonization, slavery, and unethical scientific experimentation.”

Pictured: Lego “Mars Mission” sets.

1 comment:

Gerald Saul said...

Thanks for mentioning this. I've just noticed that the original publication is no longer online so I've reposted it here: http://experimental-film-review.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ethical-problems-with-human-centric.html