Lego Faces Are Getting Angrier
A study of 3,655 Lego mini-figures created between 1975 and the 1990s shows an increase in the number of angry expressions on Lego faces, with a corresponding decrease in happy expressions.
This may be due to the company producing more toys that are conflict-based, such as Star Wars or Harry Potter sets.
Some are concerned this may have an effect on kids. Dr. Christoph Bartneck, a robot expert at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, wonders how the negative emotions will impact children’s play. Bartneck speaks as a lifelong Lego fan. He told The Huffington Post that it was his lifelong dream to be a Lego designer.
Meanwhile Roar Rude Trangbæk, communications manager for Lego, told The Guardian:
“The conflict between good and evil is nothing new. But the characters always have classic Lego humour – the good guys always win in the end.”
source: The Guardian