Lego's Advice On Boys And Girls Is So Timeless, It Will Make You Cry

And it's from 1973.

When it comes to breaking gender norms, it seems we've come a long way since the 1970's, right? 

Pink was for girls, and blue for boys; doll houses and Barbies for girls, spaceships and fire trucks for boys.

But Lego's advice to parents, written in 1973, proves things were not so black-and-white, even back then. 


No, your eyes have not deceived you. Lego was actually decades ahead of its time. 

The timeless advice tells parents to pay attention to their kids' imagination, not their gender. To not pigeon-hole anyone, and to respect and take joy in pure creativity. To let "children be children" rather than "boys be boys" and "girls be girls." 

So, when did we lose this along the way? 

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H/T IFLScience 

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