I found that article quite interesting also. Particularly the part about character testing among the kids and the division between clear bad guys and good guys. It seems when I was a kid, and the Lego knights had their own individual coats of arms, the fights they got into were a lot more political. But maybe that's just in retrospect.
sassymanjohnson wrote:Are there more stories like that on this site or on other websites?
I'm not exactly sure. The only thing that comes to mind right away is if you go to the Lego website, a lot of times on the new larger sets there will be a short video where one of the developers introduces the set. In addition to discussing the features of the set, they also will usually discuss the approach they took in designing the set and reasons behind developing it the way they did.