In Singapore, you could briefly buy fake Lego sets featuring ‘Jihadi John,’ other terrorists

On the hunt for a festive children’s birthday gift?

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Did they only stop selling it because LEGO sued them, or they decided it was wrong?
    I bet it was the former.

    • Maggat

      Don’t bet on it. Years ago I bought a small sized Buck folding knife, it had to be serialized and the number available to the police. They are pretty much living in a rigidly controlled society.

      • Watchman

        Did they have a program of knife blade identification in the same way as bullet identification works for guns, complicated by the probable lack of a blade left at the scene of a crime, or left inside the victim? So they would catch you only if you left the knife behind or snapped off the blade in a victim?

  • Watchman

    Why not? LEGO itself has released many variations of less-insane characters like the “Some men want to watch the world burn” Joker. If we reach the stage where we can no longer even mention our enemy, we are in trouble, although on recent official actions after jihadist terrorist event we are in trouble.

  • Maurice Miner

    Damn it! I was looking for cheap and cheerful Kwanzaa gifts for my extended family (got a few Baby Mommas!) and these would have been perfect!

    • Watchman

      The nice thing about LEGO-compatible figures is how easily the other LEGO infidel minifigs heads come off for that extra realistic gameplay.

      • Maurice Miner

        Well, not only that, but the suicide bomber’s head flies off when the vest is ignited! Wonderfully interactive game-play for my numerous children. Yo!

  • andycanuck

    You do have to have bad guys to kill too you know.