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A(nother) Lego Turing machine

Making a Turing machine is a kind of nerd rite of passage, like manually editing your X11 settings or building a two-second time-machine. As far back as 2005, we were chronicling the adventures of Lego Turing-machine builders (the state of the art advanced rather a lot by 2012), as well as the ongoing effort to attain Turing completeness in wood and also baked goods. Here's the latest iteration, a Lego Turing machine created by comp sci Masters students at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyo...
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My daughter loves LEGO, maybe their creative toolbox will encourage her to code

I am hoping the LEGO Boost creative toolbox will pair one hobby my kid loves with another she doesn't yet have. My child builds LEGO as if she were Zach the maniac of old. We have a very large collection of Star Wars and some Ninjago LEGO sets. Slowly she has taken over every bookshelf I'll let her. She loves to build LEGO. Maybe this set will also teach her to code. I used to play with Mindstorms. I just saw my two OG sets with a few expansion packs, as I cleaned out a basement and packed th...
Tags: News, Review, Stem, Lego, Coding, Vinnie, Frankie, Zach, OG, Mindstorms, Ninjago LEGO, Mindstorm People


Let the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wake Your Kid Up

If you have trouble motivating your child to get out of bed in the mornings, you may want to consider employing the help of some animated characters. Google Assistant’s Character Alarms use voiceovers and music from popular animated franchises like Nickelodeon’s Rise of the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Lego, Smart Home, Lifehacks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon, Google Home, Hatchimals


“The Upside Down”: An Incredible “Stranger Things” Byers’ Home LEGO Set That Can Be Flipped Over

Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO Stranger Things toy – The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will&# Source
Tags: Design, Lego, Down, Stranger Things, Upside


Indigo Canada Weekend Deal: Save 15% Off Décor, Toys, Fashion & More Using Promo Code

Indigo Canada has a weekend deal starting today where you can save 15% off select regular priced items including toys, gifts, decor, fashion, paper, and more! To get this online deal, simply use the promo code MAY15 at checkout. This offer excludes books, LEGO and electronics. This promo code is valid until Sunday, May 19, 2019. Indigo offers FREE shipping to any store and on all orders over $25. Click here to shop at Indigo Chapters Canada.
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The Morning Watch: ‘Stranger Things’ LEGO Designer Video, ‘Deadwood’ Series Recap & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, get a closer look at the new Stranger Things LEGO set with a retro video from the classic series Behind the Brick. Plus, get a recap of the entire Deadwood series before the movie comes to HBO at the end of ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Lego, Pokemon, Deadwood, IGN, Stranger Things, Video Of The Day, The Morning Watch, Detective Pikachu, Ryme City


The dark side of the Little Checkers collectables

Checkers recently announced that they are bringing back a new collectable series called Little Checkers where with every purchase amounting to R200, you get a Block (which looks a lot like Lego, but it’s not Lego) which you can then use to build your very own small supermarket. What Checkers have also done this time – as apposed to when they ran the Little Garden promotion – is to team up with brands like WeetBix, Liqui Fruit, Pringles and loads of others to enhance the experienc...
Tags: Business, Opinion, Advertising, Lego, South Africa, Retail, Loyalty, Branding, Checkers, Little Checkers, Little Garden, WeetBix Liqui Fruit Pringles, Pick n Pay Woolies


20 LEGO Crafts for Kids Ideas

When my boys were younger, they were obsessed with everything LEGO! Every gift they wanted for birthdays and Christmas was a LEGO set. So, I love these 20 LEGO craft ideas for kids. Projects vary from crafts using LEGO's, LEGO related crafts, crafts to add to your LEGO collection, gifts, and more.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Lego, Frugality


Get Trapped in The Upside Down and Preorder This Standing Stranger Things LEGO Set

It is time to rescue Will from The Upside Down once and for all. Hopefully, you’ll be as helpful as Eleven and not as useless as Nancy Wheeler in season one. You can channel your inner child and get your hands on a Stranger Things LEGO set this June!Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, Stranger Things, The Upside Down, Nancy Wheeler


Cool Stuff: Awesome ‘Stranger Things’ LEGO Set Turns the Byers Household Upside Down

Just when you thought all of the Stranger Things merchandise had been released, LEGO comes along and delivers an awesome playset that brings to life the Upside Down in an incredibly cool way. The first ever Stranger Things LEGO set lets builders put together the house of Will Byers, complete with minifigures of all the show’s main characters. But what makes these LEGO set truly special is that you’ll also be building an Upside Down version of the Byers household as it appears in the dark, twist...
Tags: Toys, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Lego, Will, Cool Stuff, Lucas, Hopper, Mike, Joyce, Byers, Dustin, Stranger Things, Jim Hopper


LEGO Stranger Things Set Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW LEGO Stranger Things set revealed The LEGO Group has revealed a special building set based on Netflix’s Stranger Things and it’s infamous Upside Down! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []).addS...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, Lego, Extras, Lego Group, Byers, Stranger Things, Jim Hopper, LEGO Stores


‘Stranger Things’ Lego Playset Flips Into the Upside Down

In a no-brainer toy tie-in, Netflix and Lego are introducing a “Stranger Things” playset: a recreation of the Byers’ house that flips over to reveal the dim underworld of the Upside Down. With a list price of $200, Lego’s Upside Down playset is positioned as a premium collector’s item. The product comprises 2,287 individual pieces, […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Lego, Byers, Stranger Things


THE SPECIAL LIMITED ‘BREAKING BAD’ EDITION

Authorities say a child opened a LEGO set to find it was filled with $40,000 worth of methamphetamine. (Thanks to Janice Gelb)  
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Indigo Canada Weekend Deal: Save 15% Off Décor, Toys, Fashion & More Using Promo Code

Indigo Canada has a weekend deal starting today where you can save 15% off select regular priced items including toys, gifts, decor, fashion, paper, and more! To get this online deal, simply use the promo code BLOOM15 at checkout. This offer excludes books, LEGO and electronics. This promo code is valid until Sunday, May 12, 2019. Indigo offers FREE shipping to any store and on all orders over $25. Click here to shop at Indigo Chapters Canada.
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Child finds $40,000 worth of meth in Lego box from consignment shop

A group of women from Georgia purchased the box in South Carolina but didn't realize what was in it until a child opened it back home, police say.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Child finds $40,000 of meth inside LEGO box

Three Georgia women stopped at a consignment shop in South Carolina and ended up purchasing a box of Legos, only to discover it was filled with three pounds of methamphetamine.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Lego, South Carolina


This Lego Artist Created the Ultimate Horror Movie Haunted House

Lego is the perfect medium for playful sculpture, and it’s also great for pop culture pastiche. This haunted house, created by Reddit user @Kreimkoek, is both.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Lego, Reddit, Gremlins, Horror Films, Scooby Doo, The Exorcist


These Lego Star Wars Droids Might Be the Toy Robots Everyone's Been Looking For

Consumer-focused robots have been having a bit of a hard time in recent years. Just last week, Anki, maker of the adorable Cozmo and Vector bots, was the latest robot maker to go under as consumers hesitated to spend $250 on an automaton that didn’t really do anything. Lego’s latest creation also won’t vacuum your…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Tech, Lego, Robots, Droids, Anki, Consumer Tech, Vector, R2 D2, Gonk Droid, Mouse Droid


Lego introduces a new STEM Star Wars kit

No one does brand synergy quite like Lego. The company’s been one of the biggest Star Wars licensers over the years, and for the first time, it’s applying one of the most valuable pieces of IP to its own line of STEM kits, Lego Boost. For this year’s Star Wars Day, the Danish company is announcing the arrival of the Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set, which uses the underlying educational property as a jumping off point to build a trio of classic robots from the series. Kids can use the k...
Tags: Startups, TC, Star Wars, Education, Lego, Gonk, Boost Star Wars


Indigo Canada Weekend Deal: Save 15% Off Décor, Toys, Fashion & More Using Promo Code

Indigo Canada has a weekend deal starting today where you can save 15% off select regular priced items including toys, gifts, decor, fashion, paper, and more! To get this online deal, simply use the promo code BLOOM15 at checkout. This offer excludes books, LEGO and electronics. This promo code is valid until Sunday, May 5, 2019. Indigo offers FREE shipping to any store and on all orders over $25. Click here to shop at Indigo Chapters Canada.
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The Morning Watch: A Short Doc on Female Cinematographers, LEGO ‘Star Wars’ Tantive IV Secrets & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a documentary short focuses on some female cinematographers who know exactly how to get the right shot. Plus, learn some of the design secrets of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars playset of the Tantive IV spacesh...
Tags: Movies, Lego, Snl, Adam-sandler, Reed Morano, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Star Wars: A New Hope, The Morning Watch, Cinematographer, Demi Waldron, Allison Anderson, Autumn Eakin, Emoni Aikens, Kate Arizmendi


Understanding Brand Archetypes and How They Shape Business

#sponsored Swiss psychologist Carl Jung believed that certain universal patterns and images are present within the psyche. These archetypes are present in the unconscious and can be seen throughout history, culture and personal experience. For instance, the “wise old man” archetype is defined by someone with great judgment and wisdom. It may apply historically to someone like Benjamin Franklin, while in literature, it can refer to characters like Yoda in “Star Wars” and Gandalf in “Lord of the R...
Tags: Business, Steve Jobs, Superman, Tim Burton, Sales & Marketing, Campbell Soup Company, Nike, Intel, Lego, Mtv, Amelia Earhart, Dolly Parton, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Drew Barrymore, Madonna


Lego 2: The Second Part DVD Giveaway #TheLEGOMovie2 #ad

I received a copy of this DVD. My kids have been begging to watch this next movie…Lego 2: The Second Part DVD! It’s time to go where no brick has gone before when “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-pack...
Tags: Giveaways, Featured, Parenting, Beck, Lego, Giveaway, Robyn, Featurette, Bricksburg, Chris Pratt Elizabeth Banks Will Arnett, Tiffany HaddishEmmet


New ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO Sets Expand Hogwarts, Bring Back the Knight Bus, Cast a Patronus & More

LEGO is keeping their new Harry Potter line of building brick playsets going strong with an addition of five more buildable scenes inspired by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New Harry Potter LEGO sets include another section of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that connects to one of the previously released sections of the castle, Hagrid’s Hut, one of the tasks from the Triwizard Tournament, a signature vehicle from the third Harry Po...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Fantasy, Lego, Sequels, Harry-Potter, Magic, Harry, Voldemort, Cool Stuff, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Hogwarts Great Hall, Harry Potter Lego


Harry Potter 2019 LEGO Building Sets Revealed

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Harry Potter 2019 LEGO building sets revealed LEGO has officially revealed five new Harry Potter 2019 building sets inspired by the hit film franchise. The sets will be available on August 1, ranging from $19.99 to $89.99, and feature iconic scenes including the first task of the Triwizard Tournament, the Expecto Patronum scene, Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue, Hogwarts Clock Tower, and the Knight Bus. Additionally, LEGO will be launching a Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Le...
Tags: Movies, Office, Lego, Harry Potter, Magic, Harry, Extras, Dumbledore, Horntail, Harry Potter Lego, Hagrid, Movie News, Sirius Black, LEGO HARRY POTTER, Viktor Krum, Prisoner of Azkaban


Indigo Canada Weekend Deal: Save 15% Off Décor, Toys, Fashion & More Using Promo Code

Indigo Canada has a weekend deal starting today where you can save 15% off select regular priced items including toys, gifts, decor, fashion, paper, and more! To get this online deal, simply use the promo code BLOOM15 at checkout. This offer excludes books, LEGO and electronics. This promo code is valid until Sunday April 28 2019. Indigo offers FREE shipping to any store and on all orders over $25. Click here to shop at Indigo Chapters Canada.
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These LEGO bricks are designed to teach kids Braille

LEGO blocks have a timeless appeal. With their ability to form complex structures that only the mind can think of, the blocks help teach children the basics of construction, symmetry, form, and even color. They now also teach children Braille.Its bumped upper texture provides quite literally the most obvious canvas for the braille language, allowing kids to, block by block, build sentences, but at the same time also read along as they go, both by running their fingers across the specially bumped...
Tags: Design, Lego, Visually Impaired, Product Design, Lego Group, Braille, Braille Bricks, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Inclusive/Special Needs, Lego Braille Bricks, Lego Blocks, Morten Bonde


Lego’s braille bricks prove that good things can be better

At some point in their lives, almost everyone I know has constructed entire worlds from LEGO, the foot pain-causing multi-colored bricks. So, it’s nothing but brilliant to see that Lego‘s looking to change more people’s childhoods through the announcement of Braille Bricks – a product to help blind children learn the writing system. They work like this. Instead of the normal dots (the company refers to them as “studs”) you see on top of Lego bricks, this version will be set-up with the same patt...
Tags: Startups, Lego, Braille Bricks, Plugged


LEGO Ideas – Steamboat Willie

LEGO is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse making his screen debut in the 1928 black-and-white animated short film Steamboat Willie...with this Steamboat Willie LEGO Set . This version of the S.S. Willie features steam pipes that move up and down and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along. Also, there's a working crane to lift the potato bin cargo aboard. The set includes Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures, plus a parrot figure, Minnie Mouse’s guitar, and...
Tags: Toys, Disney, Lego, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Willie, Steamboat Willie