Lego goes all legal

I love Lego, my daughter loves Harry Potter, so this year’s Christmas present was inevitable: Harry Potter Lego (The Burrow for those in the know).

I’m a bit of a hoarder, and still have a lot of Lego instructions from my childhood, stashed in the garage somewhere. In fact, given I still had the instructions long after I stopped playing with the Lego, I’m prepared to bet that a good careers guidance counsellor could have spotted the signs of my future profession.

In this time of health and safety madness, I noticed that Lego have added these little warning icons to avoid your little darlings causing bodily damage to other little darlings.

safety information on children's Harry Potter lego instructions

Bearing in mind that Lego have become the masters of non-wordy instructions (something that IKEA do rather less successfully) by sticking to their point-of-view instructions, this addition seems odd – and confusing, especially if you’re 6 and just finished building this bit and then get told to fling it across the room.

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