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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Dear outraged Muslims,

    If you're going to burn anything in protest, make sure it's Jar Jar.
    Then you'll have my full support.
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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    It's actually not an April Fools joke.

    From the lego website.

    The LEGO Group's reaction to criticism of LEGO Star Wars product: “Jabba´s Palace”
    The Austrian Turkish Cultural Community has criticized a LEGO Star Wars product for looking similar to a mosque in Istanbul. The product is however not based on any real building but on a fictional building from a scene in the movie Star Wars Episode VI.
    LEGO.com About Us Reaction to criticism of LEGO Star Wars product:


    Now you're ****ing around with Star Wars? That's the last straw. That is why you fail.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One should notice the date on this 'story'.
    What date? There's no link.
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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    What date? There's no link.
    Click on the underlined part in the OP Kal.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    It's actually not an April Fools joke.

    From the lego website.



    LEGO.com About Us Reaction to criticism of LEGO Star Wars product:


    Now you're ****ing around with Star Wars? That's the last straw. That is why you fail.
    It would have been highly unlikely that CBS would have run an April fools joke involving Muslims. That might get their offices blown up.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    It's actually not an April Fools joke.

    From the lego website.



    LEGO.com About Us Reaction to criticism of LEGO Star Wars product:


    Now you're ****ing around with Star Wars? That's the last straw. That is why you fail.
    From your link...

    The LEGO Group regrets that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to interprete it wrongly, but point out that the design of the product only refers to the fictional content of the Star WarsTM saga.

    A few media have reported that the product is being discontinued due to the mentioned criticism. This is, however, not correct.
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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Click on the underlined part in the OP Kal.
    Wouldn't let me. Maybe something up with my browser. :P
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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    From your link...
    I saw that, then they went on to say.....

    As a normal process products in the LEGO Star WarsTM assortment usually have a life-cycle of one to three years after which they leave the assortment and may be renewed after some years. The LEGO Star WarsTM product Jabba's Palace 9516 was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013 as new exciting models from the Star Wars universe will follow.
    Not sure if i'm buying that. I imagine Jabbas Palace would be one of the popular lines. Much like an X Wing or Plant Hoth. It's a pretty big part of the whole SW story.

    I noticed there was no Leia Slave girl in the Lego kit. I can only imagine how impressed they would've been about that . Made me giggle a bit to think of Leia in a Burqa. Millions of men all over the world would be gutted.

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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    It's actually not an April Fools joke.

    From the lego website.



    LEGO.com About Us Reaction to criticism of LEGO Star Wars product:


    Now you're ****ing around with Star Wars? That's the last straw. That is why you fail.
    Maybe we can create a new character called F*** Mohammed (FoMo) , or KMAT (Kiss My Ass Turk), or an ugly-ass Muslim based on Chewie called Muzzy.
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    Re: Report: Lego To Stop Production Of ‘Star Wars’ Set Due To Anti-Muslim Backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I saw that, then they went on to say.....



    Not sure if i'm buying that. I imagine Jabbas Palace would be one of the popular lines. Much like an X Wing or Plant Hoth. It's a pretty big part of the whole SW story.

    I noticed there was no Leia Slave girl in the Lego kit. I can only imagine how impressed they would've been about that . Made me giggle a bit to think of Leia in a Burqa. Millions of men all over the world would be gutted.
    Actually its a quite common practice. Disney is a big example of this happening. They'll come up with a commercial for some old disney movie that "once this offer is over the movie will go into a vault to be locked away" (paraphrasing). Then a few years later you see a similar commerical saying the same thing.
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