Images: LEGO; Arild Vagen/Wikimedia CommonsWhat do a science-fiction slug-overlord, Lego, and one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces have in common? Read on to find out.
The Danish toy maker is being called culturally insensitive after releasing a model of "Star Wars" gangster Jabba the Hutt's palace that closely resembles a Turkish mosque. Lego says it will stop selling the toy – but denies the decision was tied to the protests.
The Palace, say critics, looks very much like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, a historic mosque that became a model for other centers of Islam. It's a museum these days, but the chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Australia still takes issue with the likeness being tied to George Lucas' famous villain.Read More »from Lego Star Wars toy resembles mosque, critics say