Last year I posted about how I was looking for Lego to make some people in natural skin colors. All the Lego guys and gals are yellow, have you ever noticed? I wrote to them asking why they didn't have any brown skinned people. They told me they thought it was better to make everyone the same so we wouldn't have to deal with race/ethnicity. (That's my paraphrase of their statement). I disagree. I think it makes more sense to make kid's toy people in the natural range of skin colors so they see a realistic diversity. It's the one thing I don't like about Legos, an otherwise excellent toy.
My son Buddy went to a birthday party yesterday where the party bags included a play set with these lego look-alikes. We were delighted to notice this brown skinned guy.
When I said, "Hey, look! He's got brown skin!"
Buddy said, "I'M BROWN!!" with a huge grin. That's what I'm talking about.
I took photos all through 2007-09 for Project 365 to post at least one photo a day. Now that my oldest son is in the Air Force we are using this photo blog to share our adventures with him across the miles.