Lego to stop production of Jabba’s Palace.
by Caleb Paullus (@theurbanraptor)
News has broken that Lego will be discontinuing the production of Jabba’s Palace.
Some have said the issue with the toy is that it looks like a mosque, more importantly, like the Hagia Sophia.
Katharina Sasse, a spokesperson for Lego, told London’s Daily Telegraph: “The Lego Star Wars product Jabba´s Palace does not reflect any actually existing buildings, people, or the mentioned mosque,” she said. “The Lego mini-figures are all modeled on characters from the movie.”
“We regret that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to come to a wrong interpretation, but point out that when designing the product only the fictional content of the Star Wars saga were referred to.”
What do you nerds think about this?