Lego de facto
renounced peaceful play the instant they molded
the first human
is a human activity, the only truly
crucial elements of it are the people
involved. All the swords
etc. that have been added to Lego since are just an added bonus
. If they'd wanted to really
avoid violent play
, they would have populated the Lego universe entirely with animals
, and not the anthropomorphic
That said, most of my Lego creations (shabbily showcased at http://brickbuilder.50megs.com) are of a violent and warlike nature. I like making cool toys, and after all, the military do have the coolest toys.
Obligatory re-rebuttal: Animals are violent, sure, but they are not moral agents, and thus can do what comes naturally without any ethical arguments being attached...