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to be MAD about bloody Lego Friends airport, where the pilot is a MAN.

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changeshow Thu 04-Jun-15 20:27:23

Got Lego Catalogue today. Looking through at all the exciting and colourful stuff for boys. Got to the Lego Friends page. Looking at the nice plane, check the figures.........

FLIGHT ATTENDANT SANDRA and PILOT DAVID. WTAF! Why is the pilot a bloke?!

Did no one at Lego has the wit to say 'errr women can be pilots'?

AIBU to be seriously unimpressed by this? Makes me bloody cross.

tobysmum77 Thu 04-Jun-15 20:30:04

yanbu at all

Usernamesarehard Thu 04-Jun-15 20:30:59

Argh, yanbu. God as if Lego friends isn't bloody bad enough already.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 04-Jun-15 20:31:21

Yabu. Buy another figure and make that the pilot if you want.

WhatsGoingOnEh Thu 04-Jun-15 20:31:24

But men can be pilots too. So I don't really see your point.

OurGlass Thu 04-Jun-15 20:31:30

And why isn't the flight attendant a man?

HermioneWeasley Thu 04-Jun-15 20:31:39

What usernames said!

Fuck me, that's truly dreadful - can you post a picture?

spidermanswoman Thu 04-Jun-15 20:31:39

Is David dressed in pink?

Or wearing a frozen dress?

If not then yanbu

undoubtedly Thu 04-Jun-15 20:32:09

Lego friends makes me extremely cross.

DD isn't allowed it.

YANBU the whole lot should be ceremonially burned.

chippednailvarnish Thu 04-Jun-15 20:32:32

Come join us ranting about the shit that is Lego Friends

Obviously all the Lego Friends female characters can only work in juice bars, being a professional is far too taxing.

kissedbyamoonbeammyarse Thu 04-Jun-15 20:34:04

Oh for gods sake. It's lego. You can replace the figures. Lego could probably try genderless figures I suppose. That would be interesting. YABU

chippednailvarnish Thu 04-Jun-15 20:34:32

D'oh wrong link, give me a sec...

Skiptonlass Thu 04-Jun-15 20:34:40

Oh don't get me started on boys toys and girls toys...why can't toys just be toys..?

One thing I notice here in Scandinavia is there's none of this blue vs pink crap. Toys are just divided up by function, so there's a shelf for books, one for puzzles, one for building sets, one for soft toys, etc. much better.

I was in toys r us in the UK last month and lo! One pink aisle, one blue one. All the fun toys were in the blue one. The pink one has high bloody heels for babies in! Dh s eyes were rolling out of his head.

Lego was and still is, my absolute favourite thing... But I'm glad they've now got a lady scientist etc. I'm not keen on the friends stuff because it's just girly and not as involved in the building side of it. My three year old self liked Lego technic and making cars with working steering...

Down with pink!! More spaceships with lady pilots!

Shakey1500 Thu 04-Jun-15 20:34:43

*why is the pilot a bloke*- because he is? hmm

I think all Lego is shit anyway grin

ChannelingFlop Thu 04-Jun-15 20:34:50

Awful! I saw the display today and was initially pleased they'd made a plane. Then I saw it was a 'private jet'. Presumably to fly them all home after they've been shopping in the Lego friends designer shops. Didn't notice the pilot was a man. Bastards

whats4teamum Thu 04-Jun-15 20:35:08

Just swap the fucking heads. Is that not the point of Lego.

TwinkieTwinkle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:36:07

Oh for goodness sake. It's lego! Swap it for a flipping female figure.

Ubik1 Thu 04-Jun-15 20:36:20

It's a toy aimed at girls
There are two pink female flight attendants

But The pilot is a man

you can't see the problem here?

scribblegirl Thu 04-Jun-15 20:36:26

I would gently say YABU. As its a gender neutral job.

This is how we (feminists) piss people (of all genders) off. They may well have flipped a coin on the roles.

LoveandPeaceGonk Thu 04-Jun-15 20:36:31

The vast majority of pilots are men. Lego friends are brilliant.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 04-Jun-15 20:37:04

"Just swap the fucking heads. " Yes. This.

FirstOfficerDouglasRichardson Thu 04-Jun-15 20:37:07

I've definitely read somewhere that the % of female commercial airline pilots is less than 5%. So however frustrating it is, at least it's representative. sad

Get encouraging your daughter on this career path, I have a female friend who is a BA captain. She says it's not an especially family friendly occupation but she loves it.

undoubtedly Thu 04-Jun-15 20:37:15

Lego is fucking genderless! Or at least it fucking was until they spotted an opportunity to make more fucking money by selling twice as much and making half of it fucking pink! angryangryangryangryangry

Sorry as you can see, it touches a nerve smile

chippednailvarnish Thu 04-Jun-15 20:37:17

Try again;

hennybeans Thu 04-Jun-15 20:39:49

Ha! We got the catalog yesterday too and that's the first thing I said to DH. Also, the private jet has a female flight attendant and a businessman with briefcase for a passenger. Why couldn't it be a businesswoman? Why does everything have to be pink and purple too? ELC do this too- a 'normal' version of a toy and then a pink version. hmm

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