Jeff: But lest we get too nostalgic for 90s cynicism, let’s take a look at an article with Lene Friis, a managing director at Lego’s Education division, who gives her thoughtful thoughts about LEGO’s past, present and future.
James: I like the positivity she discusses, and the introspection that LEGO does as a corporate entity.
Jeff: But because we are fair and balanced –
James: We are neither of those.
Jeff: – we will stop and look at a research paper that asks “Have LEGO Products Become More Violent?” While it lacks the immediacy and/or existential emptiness of clickbait it’s still worth a read when you have a quiet moment.
James: Now that we’ve covered Real News, I think it’s time for us to look at Realer News, AKA what’s new over at the LEGO Shop now that we are spiffy new LEGO Affiliates. Are you wearing your Affiliate badge?
Jeff: I had it tattooed over the Fabuland mosaic on my back.
James: Good call, people will stop running from you in fear now. So where to first, Jeff?
Jeff: But you offered to take me somewhere nice for once. Alright, not a problem. I’ll send over my private jet and treat you to some Airport VIP Service. You know, because I’m a thoughtful and reliable friend. You can pick me up on the way to the Air Show.
James: Can’t you send the Volcano Supply Helicopter? That way we can provide a volcano with some much needed supplies. Plus it’s a helicopter. And helicopters are cool.
James: Fiiiiiiiine. Though it’s not a helicopter I guess that’ll do. But it always has to make an emergency landing at the Service Station. It’s like me on a long trip with too much coffee.
Jeff: It’s not my problem that my pilot is impatient and fails to plan ahead with his refueling. And is also not licensed to operate commercial aircraft.
James: You know what, I’ll leave the Lighthouse now and pick you up in my Airport Starter Set. If you’re willing to trust your pilot then surely you’re willing to trust me. I have exactly zero point zero hours of flight time in, but at least I’m honest about my abilities.
Jeff: Whatever. I’m done waiting around. I’m going to leave my Vacation Getaways early and drive my camper to the Air Show. Besides, this bear is starting to get on my nerves. I’ll meet you there.