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I compiled a list of all racially/speciesially unbiased Lego themes.

Posted by Xaeraz , Jan 02 2013 · 335 views

  • Friends
  • Star Wars
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* Znapz

* Fabuland

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Do non-licensed minifigures even have race? I always figured it was like in Homestuck, except instead of "blank" white everyone was bright yellow.
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Bionicle

Slizers

Throwbots

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Do non-licensed minifigures even have race? I always figured it was like in Homestuck, except instead of "blank" white everyone was bright yellow.

 

The yellow tone was intended to be racially neutral, yes.

(With maybe a few exceptions)

Also Town/City is like the only line with a decent gender ratio.

 

Bionicle

 
A line where there were only like two heroic species in every main set. :V
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Do non-licensed minifigures even have race? I always figured it was like in Homestuck, except instead of "blank" white everyone was bright yellow.

 

The yellow tone was intended to be racially neutral, yes.

(With maybe a few exceptions)

Also Town/City is like the only line with a decent gender ratio.

 

 

Bionicle

 

 
A line where there were only like two heroic species in every main set. :V

 

And where females were outnumbered like 10 to 1.

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@Deevs and Chols: Good point :P

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And where females were outnumbered like 10 to 1.

 

And also Star Wars.

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Hahli Husky
Jan 02 2013 08:51 PM

I would say Spongebob but there's only like two females? Sandy and Ms. Puff (I don't know if they made Pearl or not?) And there's a high amount of aquatic creatures compared to non-aquatic so yeah.

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Insectoids had a couple of sets with female alien-bug-whatevers.  And it wasn't a "good vs bad" theme, so they weren't necessarily unfairly labeled as evil.

 

:music:

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Insectoids was like just bug people IIRC.

We haven't had any space sets like that for too long lol.

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Slizers

Throwbots

 

Sexist. Do you remember any girls?

 

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All the technic people are yellow! Why no blue ones, hm?

 

* Znapz

* Fabuland

Znapz doesn't count because it lacked american release, and was also just barely lego by the furthest reach. Fabuland was inherently speciesist because I don't remember any cephalopods.

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Princess Grr
Jan 02 2013 10:27 PM

Finally, Jen and I are no longer the only people pointing out how sexist Bionicle was

 

Were gendered pronouns ever used for Throwbots and Roboriders?  I don't recall.  I had always assumed them to be sexless and genderless.

 

Also, I'd question Town/City having a "decent" gender ratio; there definitely are many more women in the line, but it's still a lot heavier on the dudepresence than the ladypresence, which is a wholly inaccurate representation of reality.

 

What gets me though is how all the AFOLs whine and moan about the Friends line having only one male fig......while they have absolutely no problem with the fact that we're lucky to get one female fig in any other given line.

 

All that aside, you forgot that Clikits are not racist, speciesist, or sexist.

 

• TECHNIC

 

All Technic figs are male, IIRC. Sexist.

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What about Duplo?
 
Or Monorail?
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Princess Grr
Jan 03 2013 12:48 AM

forget monorail. it's pretty much single-track.

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Slizers

Throwbots

 

Sexist. Do you remember any girls?

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I don't recall any GENDERS.

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Slizers

Throwbots

 

Sexist. Do you remember any girls?

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I don't recall any GENDERS.

 

Check the wiki page, they all get masculine pronouns.

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-Mindstorms
-Dinosaurs
-Master Builder Academy
-Architecture
-Model Team
-Spybotics

You're ruling out a lot of debateable themes (a small number of female figs in Kingdoms, for instance, suggests less that the theme is sexist than that the historical era it depicts was). But it's pretty easy if you use themes where there are either no characters or all the characters are gender/racially neutral.
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Bricks & More

Dinosaurs (so politically correct when it came to species that you could get in even if you weren't actually a dinosaur!)

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What about Collectable Minifigures? For the past four lines we've been getting at least 5 female figs, and figs without a discernible gender/aliens/merpeople/OTHERS have been present since the beginning. Granted, still not prefect, but it's getting there.
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All Technic figs are male, IIRC. Sexist.

 

It improved over time.

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I love the fact that a joking entry has been taken so insanely seriously.

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I love the fact that a joking entry has been taken so insanely seriously.


THANK THE MAKER!! Sorry just wanted to say that because things just went downhill after a few replies. So thank you for clearing that up.
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I love the fact that a joking entry has been taken so insanely seriously.


Why can't it be both.
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I love the fact that a joking entry has been taken so insanely seriously.

I saw each of these posts as one-upmanship in ridiculousness.

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Princess Grr
Jan 03 2013 10:09 PM

I understand that some of the people here were joking, but sexism and representation in media are pretty serious issues, and Lego (and even moreso, the AFOL community) has had some serious problems with sexism (intentional and unintentional alike).  I'm all for jokes, but at the same time, this is also a topic worth (nay, in dire need of) serious discussion.

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