Lego has pulled the ‘Jabba’s Palace’ playset due out later this year, ostensibly on a normal schedule but probably because a Turkish group has complained that they toy looks like a mosque.
Says Lego: “The LEGO Group regrets that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to interpret it wrongly, but point out that the design of the product only refers to the fictional content of the Star Wars saga.”
Says the Turkish group: “The minaret-like tower features machine guns. Children will become insensitive to violence and other cultures.”
Apparently it looks like the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, if you’re a complete idiot. Click on the picture for comparison.
BREAKING: Legos are still great.