Great article featuring the little girl from the 1981 Lego ad.
What’s the problem with girl LEGOs? Why is everyone against pink? ask many parents. I’ll let Rachel Giordano answer that question: “Because gender segmenting toys interferes with a child’s own creative expression. I know that how I played as a girl shaped who I am today. It contributed to me becoming a physician and inspired me to want to help others achieve health and wellness. I co-own two medical centers in Seattle. Doctor kits used to be for all children, but now they are on the boys’ aisle. I simply believe that they should be marketed to all children again, and the same with LEGOs and other toys.”The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say.
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here are teh girl ones. there are several different buckets :) http://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Bricks-More-Pink-Brick-Box-Large/11063057
Awesome! You made my day.
Where did you get them? I can never find any that don’t just include parts to make a specific thing.
they still have those boxes Marcy!! :) they come in girl colors and boy colors. we have them all! LOL!
I’ll tell you what kind of Legos I want: I want a box of maybe 200 basic building pieces (windows might be too frou-frou for this box) that don’t make ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR, except what my imagination dictates. They can come in red and white. Just like the box I had when I was a kid, before Legos had to be all “Star Wars” or “Empire State Builing” and gender-specified.
i don’t think the point was so much the color, but the context of the toys. and i agree. We have both kinds of legos. they play with them all. THe girls like the Lego friends sets but they also like all the “boy” sets too. They just like to build. But i think there are many parents that get stuck on those stereotypes. I know people who deny their little girl “boy” toys adn their boys “girl” toys. Personally, i couldn’t care less. If they want it, they want it. And my boy likes to wear princess dresses at home LOL! But he usually wears them paired with his baseball glove and hat ;) He plays with pink and purple tea sets with his sisters adn he has his own baby dolls that he dresses and plays with. Sisters love to ride bikes, dig in the mud, catch bugs adn fish, climb trees and wrestle. We have no gender barriers here :)
I liked blocks and legos and tinker toys, too. And I liked helping my dad in the garage, woodworking and car fixing. But I also liked dolls and all the “girl” stuff. Pink wouldn’t have mattered. When I did play with building toys I was building houses. :)
Love it Alyssa Southerlin!!!! So true!! Lol!!!
I liked having pink things because I always knew when my brothers had taken my stuff ;)
I played with a lot of toys geared toward boys. Match box, legos, forts, sling shots, etc. Mostly, bugs, terraruims and bug boxes. If any of those were PINK, I would have not touched them. LOL
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