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Study claims new age Lego toys becoming more violent, but enthusiast disagrees

Lego toys have certainly evolved over the years, with different play sets reflecting the latest licensed movies and Disney themes.

Despite a study which has found that game sets are becoming increasingly violent, Lego enthusiast Kevin Poulter says there are learning opportunities through the game.

According to Poulter, young children who play with the toys can use the them for emotional development through fantasy, construction and conflict.

Between the ages of 4 - 9 years, that is where the child learns to express their own feelings with regards to aggression and conflict.

Kevin Poulter, KiddiWinks owner and Lego enthusiast

He says Lego allows young children to deal with conflict in a play environment, as opposed to a real one.

Poulter explains that Lego's policy prohibits the use of realistic military symbols or recognisable war zones.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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