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Lego Asians: Ninja

By | April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

What brought you to this blog post?  Was it the alignment of the planets and the stars?  Was it those strange cloud configurations in the sky?  Or did you feel it in the depths of your soul?  How did you know that it’s Lego Asians Time? This week’s minifig: Ninja! I got him over a decade [...]

Lego Asians: Emperor Chang Wu

By | March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

It’s that time again… Lego Asians Time!  This week’s minifig is definitely the most, um, controversial one in my collection. I present to you the inscrutable Emperor Chang Wu! Now, when we consider Emperor Chang Wu, it’s important that we not fall into presentism – the tendency to interpret the past through today’s moral lens.  Emperor [...]

Lego Asians: Short Round

By | February 6th, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , , |

It's that time of the week again...  Lego Asians time! I know, Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom can be controversial in Asian American circles.  After all, when's the last time you saw an Asian or Asian American hero with a diminutive white sidekick?  (And no, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons don't [...]

Lego Asians: Blue Samurai Guy

By | February 1st, 2013|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

A couple of years ago, I started collecting Asian Lego minifigs. You might be thinking: "Asian Lego minifigs - isn't that redundant? Aren't all Lego minifigs Asian?  I mean, they're yellow, kinda short, and they all look the same." My answer: First, stop being racist. And Lego-ist. Second, a yellow complexion in Legoworld is not an [...]