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    Development of the LEGO Lord of the Rings set was put on hold because it was feared that the LEGO Legolas would encourage stuttering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Development of the LEGO Lord of the Rings set was put on hold because it was feared that the LEGO Legolas would encourage stuttering.
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    LEGO Corp. quit making its LEGOMinecraft after players said it hurt their eyes.
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    The LEGO anti-personnel device is pretty effective (it explosively scatters bricks over a surface), but only against bare-footed troops at night.
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    The LEGO Teach Yourself Braille kit was discontinued when it was noticed that all of the pieces had the same letter on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    The LEGO anti-personnel device is pretty effective (it explosively scatters bricks over a surface), but only against bare-footed troops at night.
    The LEGO mini-figure for Wolverine had to be discontinued because no matter how good of a job you did when you stepped on him, he would self-repair and then come back to stab you in the toe. Oddly enough, that same year, the LEGO Siamese Cats would run out from behind the couch and attack your ankles even though they were designed to sit on the shelf, motionless and indifferent.
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    Theorists using LEGOs to model dark matter caused unanticipated patterns in our Sun's activity thus deciding that Dark LEGO experimentation must be regulated and not sold to kids under the age of 10.
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    An image of a 2.5 meter tall Eiffel Tower, made from Invisible Legos (TM), now discontinued.
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    Haiti medical schools have stopped using LEGO cadavers after too many came back to life.
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    The LEGO Titanic was discontinued because kids couldn't get it to sink.

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    LEGO Jeopardy had a very short run because the categories were always Plastic Parts, Rectangular Objects, Things with Bumps, Assembly Required, Toys with Lots of Pieces, and Construction Material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    LEGO Jeopardy had a very short run because the categories were always Plastic Parts, Rectangular Objects, Things with Bumps, Assembly Required, Toys with Lots of Pieces, and Construction Material.
    It might be a lot closer to reality than you realize.
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    Did LEGO stop making The LEGO Fast and Furious set because the women in it were stack?
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    LEGO Godzilla had been postponed until the child safe propane tank can be developed.

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    The LEGO cadaver failed to provide medical students with adequate practice for real surgery.

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    The Hubble Space Telescope primary mirror's worst fault lay in using LEGO mirrors designed for the future ISS bathroom wall.
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    The LEGO Lost in Space robot was recalled after loose pieces from flailing arms put out several childrens' eyes.

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    Retired and Forgotten LEGO mistakes


    ...Leaving them out on the floor at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    The LEGO Lost in Space robot was recalled after loose pieces from flailing arms put out several childrens' eyes.
    But it least it always warned them of the danger.
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    Sales of the LEGO Borg Cube were always poor. Apparently, building a cube out of plastic blocks is boring even if it mentions Star Trek on the label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Sales of the LEGO Borg Cube were always poor. Apparently, building a cube out of plastic blocks is boring even if it mentions Star Trek on the label.
    Are you saying there was a lot of resistance to the product? I thought that was futile.
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    The LEGO Poltergeist were never popular because they kept stacking themselves every time the kids turned their back and were always found under the bed the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    An image of a 2.5 meter tall Eiffel Tower, made from Invisible Legos (TM), now discontinued.
    Clearly photoshopped...

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