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mcol
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Freeman
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Legos are better than Megablox

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/2/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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mcol

Pro

Legos were made before Megablox, Megablox is simply copying Lego.
Freeman

Con

Let me begin by thanking mcol for starting this debate. I will assume that my opponent is referring to "Mega Bloks".

*Case Con- Rebuttals*

"Legos were made before Megablox, Megablox is simply copying Lego."

My opponent's only argument is clearly fallacious. The fact that something is older than something else does not make it better in comparison. John McCain is much older than Barrack Obama, and yet this does not automatically make him "better". And even if something is an exact copy of something else then that just makes those two things roughly equivalent. It doesn't make one better than the other.

*Case Con*

Contention: 1 Mega Bloks are safer than Legos.

Mega blocks are quite large and it would be extremely difficult for a small child to accidentally swallow them. [1] On the other hand, legos are quite small and represent a choking hazard for small children. [2] Therefore, the fact that Mega Bloks are safer for children makes them immeasurably better than legos.

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Conclusion
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Legos may be older than Mega Blocks, but this does not make them better. Moreover, Legos are more dangerous than Mega Blocks and are more likely to result in the death of innocent children. Therefore, we can conclude that Legos are not better than Mega Bloks. The resolution is negated.

---References---

[1] http://www.viewpoints.com...

[2] http://frn.sdstate.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
mcol

Pro

My opponent's argument that Megablox are safer then Legos can be easily rebuttled, because Megablox makes much smaller pieces in their sets. My first contention would be that more "innocent children" prefer Legos, because of the variety of characters, the interactive sets, and the Lego videogames and upcoming MMOG. With this, I affirm that Legos are superior to Megablox.
Freeman

Con

For the record, "Megablox" do not exist, so I will continue to assume that my opponent is referring to Mega Bloks. [1] Hopefully this will clear up some confusion.

*Case Con: Rebuttals*

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Contention 1: Mega Bloks and Legos are equally as dangerous.
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"My opponent's argument that Megablox are safer then Legos can be easily rebuttled, because Megablox makes much smaller pieces in their sets."

This claim is simply false. Mega Bloks are much larger than legos, and I have proof that this is true. [2] Perhaps certain types of Mega Bloks are small, but this is irrelevant because Mega Bloks can often be larger than Legos.

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Contention 2: Children Prefer Legos.
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"My first contention would be that more "innocent children" prefer Legos, because of the variety of characters, the interactive sets, and the Lego videogames and upcoming MMOG. With this, I affirm that Legos are superior to Megablox."

Legos may have interactive sets and characters, but so does Mega Bloks. In fact, Mega Bloks has tons of cool themes and sets that include Halo, Spiderman, and Pirates of the Caribbean. [3]-[4]-[5] Therefore, Mega Bloks and Legos are tied at best in this category. And in the case of a tie I automatically win the point because you will have failed to demonstrate that Legos are better.

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Contention 3: Legos has better games than Mega Bloks.
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Your argument regarding video games can be dismissed as irrelevant, because video games aren't legos even if they have a Lego theme.

(Definition: Lego)

Lego is a line of construction toys manufactured by the Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, Lego, consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Video games, of any type, are not colorful interlocking plastic bricks. Therefore, your argument in this area is simply extraneous.

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Conclusion
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My opponent has failed to show that Legos are better than Mega Bloks. At best he has shown how they are only equivalent in one category. Furthermore, I have shown that certain Mega Bloks are safer than Legos by virtue of their large size. Small children are more likely to choke to death while playing with legos as opposed to Mega Bloks. Therefore, we can conclusively say that Legos are worse than Mega Bloks because they are clearly more dangerous to the lives of young children. (Resolution Negated)

---References---

[1] http://www.megabrands.com...
[2] http://www.noahsarktoys2play.com...
[3] http://www.megabrands.com...
[4] http://www.megabrands.com...
[5] http://www.megabrands.com...
Debate Round No. 2
mcol

Pro

I thank freeman for correcting my "Megablox" error. Actually, it is easy to see freman's simply choosing Mega Bloks. When saying Mega Bloks were big, he chose a picture featuring the huge Mega Bloks. I would like to point out that Lego has someting exactly like this, Duplo, which features other elements besides plain blocks, contrary to Mega Bloks. However, when talking about how Mega Bloks are interactive, he speaks of the much smaller type, which I was referring to when I said Mega Bloks were equally, if not more dangerous then Legos. As for "Contention 3," I never stated that "Legos has better games than Mega Bloks." I find it interesting that my opponent is twisting my words.
Freeman

Con

Let me begin by thanking mcol for starting this debate. It has been a pleasure to correspond with you.

*Case Con: Rebuttals*

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Contention 1: Mega Bloks and Legos are equally as dangerous.
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Legos may have categories of large blocks, but they are still comparatively much smaller than Mega Bloks. Therefore, they are still much more dangerous.

Duplo Lego Blocks: http://upload.wikimedia.org...

Mega Bloks: http://www.noahsarktoys2play.com...

Even though Legos and Mega Bloks may have pieces that are roughly equivalent in size, Mega Bloks are still on average much larger than Legos. Consequently, they are less likely to represent a choking hazard to small children.

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Contention 2: Children Prefer Legos.
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Children may prefer Legos to Mega Blox. However, this assertion is simply irrelevant. It is little more than an appeal to the crowd. [1] The fact that children prefer something does not logically demonstrate that it is better than something else.

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Contention 3: Legos has better games than Mega Bloks.
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"I never stated that "Legos has better games than Mega Bloks." I find it interesting that my opponent is twisting my words."

Although you never said this directly it can clearly be extrapolated from what you did write. You simply argue that Legos are better than Mega Blox because there are different Lego Games. As I have stated earlier, this argument is simply irrelevant. Video games are not plastic interlocking bricks. Therefore, they cannot be used to establish the inherent goodness of Legos.

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Conclusion
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Legos are comparatively more dangerous to small children than Mega blocks because they represent a choking hazard. However, Mega Bloks are large and can safely be enjoyed by children of a much wider age range. At best the only thing mcol has been able to demonstrate in this debate is how Legos and Mega Bloks are equivalent in only one category. Like Legos, Mega Bloks also have many different and interesting interactive sets. Moreover, the rest of my opponents other arguments have clearly been shown to be fallacious. Therefore, the winner of this debate should be obvious. (Vote Con)

---References---

[1] http://www.iep.utm.edu...

Good Luck
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mcol 7 years ago
mcol
Vote Me!
Posted by mcol 7 years ago
mcol
Thanks- iv'e played w/ Legos since i was like 3, and i stopped around 14.
Posted by Lifeisgood 7 years ago
Lifeisgood
Legos are soooo much better than megablocks. I speak from experience.
Posted by Alexby1 7 years ago
Alexby1
wish i could have taken this one...
Posted by wonderwoman 7 years ago
wonderwoman
yay finally a cool topic lol
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