Fury over a new Lego set that uses famous landmarks and cities for other countries – but depicts Australia with a dusty SHED
- Lego are releasing new set showing famous landmarks in cities across the world
- London has Big Ben, New York has the Statue of Liberty and Paris the Eiffel Tower
- However, Australia’s version of the set has no city, just ‘Australia’ with a shed
Aussies have hit out at a new Lego set for depicting the country as a random ‘s***hole’ while other countries are represented by famous landmarks.
The Lego Creator Postcard set is set to be released on January 1 with different versions depicting different countries.
The UK version shows London and Big Ben, while the Chinese version shows Beijing and the Great Wall of China.
For the US, the Lego set depicts New York and the Statue of Liberty while for France, it shows Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
However, the Australia set simply says ‘Australia’, rather than any city, and shows an outback scene – a shed, windmill, eucalyptus tree, desert flowers, a kangaroo road sign and a cockatoo.
The Australia set simply says ‘Australia’, rather than any city, and shows a shed, windmill, eucalyptus tree, desert flowers, a kangaroo road sign and a cockatoo
The design has been slammed online, with a Reddit user hitting out: ‘Every LEGO postcard set has some iconic landmarks for each city and then Australia is just a random s***hole.’
Commenters were quick to agree, with one saying: ‘Didn’t even get a specific city like the rest of them, it’s just “Australia”.’
Another said: ‘If not for the kangaroo sign, I would not be able to tell which country is represented by this set.’
While a third asked: ‘Is this real? That’s a major fail.’
An angry fourth added: ‘I’m just tired of Australia always being the outback. What about places like Kakadu, the Daintree, the Great Barrier Reef, the snowies?
‘So many beautiful landscapes and its boiled down to rusted shed in a** f*** nowhere.’
Some were more supportive of the design and praised it for depicting something other than the Opera House.
One person wrote: ‘It’s either that or the Sydney Opera House. It’s always the damn Opera House.’
Another said: ‘Still, this is better than the typical Opera House/Sydney setting. Visitors planning their trips here would be forgiven for thinking we only have two states!’
The UK version shows London and Big Ben, while the Chinese version shows Beijing and the Great Wall of China. For the US, the Lego set depicts New York and the Statue of Liberty while for France, it shows Paris and the Eiffel Tower
A third said: ‘Finally a postcard without all the regurgitated nonsense that we’ve all seen a million times over on literally every possible medium and instead a nice unique location that might broaden our worldview for a change.’
According to the listing on the Lego website, the set comes with 191 pieces and is supposed to show the Outback.
The description reads: ‘Bring the unique sights of the Australian outback to life with this impressive 3D buildable Australia Postcard (40651).
‘This brilliant gift features some of the outback’s most famous sights, including a shed, windmill, eucalyptus tree, desert flowers and a cockatoo. LEGO® fans can also add a decorative plaque with ‘Australia’ written on it, and a kangaroo road sign.’