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Wednesday, I brought you the LEGO 10260 Downtown Diner announcement.  Today I bring you the LEGO Downtown Diner controversy.

Apparently, people are upset that LEGO replaced the classic yellow smiley faces with more detailed yellow faces.  Seriously.  I didn’t even notice this.  I simply thought, “Cool minifigs!”  It didn’t even occur to me that they replaced classic smileys.

Maybe my memory is shot.  Maybe I don’t pay enough attention.  Who knows.

I would have bet money that the recent modulars had these new detailed faces.  They just feel right.  Here’s the LEGO response:

Over the past 10 years our modular buildings have evolved in many ways. We’ve added more interior details, more story-telling and more emotional triggers such as unique decorations on windows & Minifigure torsos. We now feel the time is right to bring the Minifigure expression in line with all the amazing details now offered throughout our models. We have always loved the classic smiley face for its versatility and nostalgia value, but are now excited to explore the new possibilities expressive faces will offer us.

What do you think?  I welcome this change!

I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank

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