Lego: It’s torture

by | May 4, 2009


Once upon a time Dad could only buy junior the Playmobil Security Check Point (btw – read loosnut’s review) but now the creative Legofesto has gone one step further (perhaps too far?) and recreated a series of torture scenes (including waterboarding below) out of lego.

According to Wired

Flickr user Legofesto (who prefers to remain anonymous) was fed up with news outlets refusing to publish images depicting torture due to their graphic nature. So she recreated the images and first-hand accounts using Lego to protest what she saw as irresponsible censorship. The use of children’s toys is at once sanitizing and horrifying and many of the images have received thousands of views.

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    Charlie Edwards is Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute. Prior to RUSI he was a Research Leader at the RAND Corporation focusing on Defence and Security where he conducted research and analysis on a broad range of subject areas including: the evaluation and implementation of counter-violent extremism programmes in Europe and Africa, UK cyber strategy, European emergency management, and the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation. He has undertaken fieldwork in Iraq, Somalia, and the wider Horn of Africa region.


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