Notes

  • 1. This letter has gone viral over the internet, and can be found many places, including http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11250366/Lego- letter-to-parents-in-1974-on-gender-equality-still-resonates-40-years- on.html (accessed February 28, 2017).
  • 2. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbliUq0_r4 (accessed February 28, 2017).
  • 3. Since the 2000s, Shell had been trying hard to develop a feasible plan for Arctic drilling, designed to be implemented around 2010 or 2011. Fortunately or unfortunately, Shell’s attempts at realizing the plans faced numerous setbacks, including the 2012 incidents where the Kulluk drilling rig ran aground in Alaska and where the Noble Discoverer lost control in Alaska (after its anchor slipped), and the 2013 finding by the

U.S. Coast Guard of over sixteen serious safety and environmental violations on its Arctic drilling rig. See http://fortune.com/2015/10/01/shell- arctic-oil-drilling-myths/ and http://wilderness.org/article/shell-pulls-out- arctic-chukchi-summer-drilling-decision-could-be-permanent. (accessed February 28, 2017).

  • 4. See http://www.energydigital.com/renewableenergy/3411/LEGOs- ambitious-plan-to-reduce-its-carbon-footprint. (accessed February 28, 2017).
  • 5. See http://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2013/november/ climate-savers.
  • 6. It’s not clear when this set emerged. http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/ 60016_Tank_Truck suggests it was released in January 2013. However, http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Octan (accessed 29 August 2016) suggests it was in 2012. Either way, the set referred to is set #60016 (Tanker Truck). (accessed February 28, 2017).
  • 7. For a more detailed interpretation of the song, see http://www.ibtimes .com/how-lego-movie-everything-awesome-parody-creeping-everyday- fascism-1555165 (accessed February 28, 2017).
 
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