Lego from hell

Priest calls Danish icon “the work of the devil”

Polish parents have received a warning from a priest that Lego plastic blocks are a tool of Satan that can lead children to the dark side and destroy their souls.

Father Slawomir Kostrzewa’s warning only extended to Lego’s series of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures, which he said “were about darkness and the world of death”, according to the Polish tabloid Super Express.

“Friendly fellows have been replaced by dark monsters,” he said. “These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark side.”

Not everyone in Poland agreed with the good father.  Psychologist Monika Filipowska said that it is the priest who is in fact harming children with his statements.

“To connect Lego with Satan is simply wrong,” she told Super Express. “The only thing he will accomplish is to frighten children.”

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Lego is not the only toy to be criticised by Kostrzewa. He has previously found demons lurking behind Hello Kitty and My Little Pony.