Friday, August 05, 2005

Jeanette Winterson went to Legoland

And left wondering:
[W]hy does Prince Charming need a mobile phone, and why is the Red Riding Hood wolf watching TV? All the fairytale Lego has been modernised with gadgets. Result? Disaster. What was timeless has been manhandled into time. What was about the imagination has become a product placement exercise.
But it's not the updating of fairytales that Winterson resents, it's something else. Read the rest here.

We are avid Lego collectors and builders here at Rockslinga. My son gets the 800 piece sets, but the only Legos based on fairytales he really enjoys are the Star Wars ones.


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