The not-so-innocent LEGO brick

When I think of the Danish company LEGO, the first image that comes to mind is their classical LEGO brick, and I am sure I am not the only one. This simple but advanced toy was designed to spur children’s imagination and creativity by allowing them to build almost anything by putting bricks together, with or without instruction. Today, LEGO is the world’s largest toy maker and their products have come a long way from the original LEGO brick of my childhood to branded toy collections for popular franchises, such as the Star Wars series, taking over toy stores. LEGO’s popularity has even culminated in a 2014 film that anthropomorphize the toy collection. Recently, a PLOS ONE article with a creative research focus received substantial attention from many news outlets, including Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and even received coverage in Sweden. The researchers investigated if LEGO products have become more violent over time. When I was a child growing up in the 1980s and

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The not-so-innocent LEGO brick

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