We already had this discussion with regards to LEGO Fiends, but honestly I'd prefer if LEGO was *less* violent than it is today. I don't have any problem with kids playing war, but outside of the Fiends sets most of the LEGO product lines revolve around conflict, and kids could do with a broader imagination than that.
IVhorseman wrote:Clearly we don't need permission from LEGO to build these things ourselves - for fuck's sake we play brikwars. I think all the people who are demanding military sets are just not creative enough to make them on their own. There's nobody stopping you from doing it, so go ahead and build your tanks. LEGO won't have to promote violence and you still get your tanks - it's a win/win for both of us.
The biggest reason LEGO doesn't make tanks is because they don't need to. We'll keep buying bricks to make em ourselves and they know that.
This. And might I add, LEGO-built weapons kind of suck. Compare flick-fire missiles, spring loaded launchers, and Star Wars POOP laser cannons to the sorts of guns we can build using generic bricks and our own ingenuity. I don't really understand why we'd even care what themes LEGO releases; it doesn't take much effort or practice to build better stuff on your own.
Just one random act of violence can brighten your day. Especially if it involves explosives.