These LEGO Instructions from 1974 Are Awesome (And Yes, They're Real) [UPDATED]

This photo of a note to parents, purportedly printed on a pamphlet included in a LEGO set from the 1970s, has been making laps around the Internet. The legitimacy of the note, which is noteworthy for its egalitarian tone, has been called into question – but we can now confirm its authenticity. » 11/23/14 1:47pm 11/23/14 1:47pm

Lego to Launch Female Scientist Series Following Gender Controversy

Lego has announced that it will launch science-themed play sets featuring female scientists and their lab tools. The series was chosen as the latest winner of Legos Ideas—in which people can submit and vote on proposals for play sets they'd like the toy company to sell—and comes on the heels of criticism surrounding… » 6/05/14 2:20pm 6/05/14 2:20pm

Michael Jackson's Thriller Epically Performed with Stop-Motion Lego

If you don't care about the Mileys and the Biebers like most sane humans of this world, one of the most iconic music videos to you is probably Michael Jackson's Thriller. Or maybe Billie Jean. Or is it Smooth Criminal? Beat It? Actually, it can be five more MJ creations. But Thriller is somethin'. And it's even more… » 10/12/13 4:15pm 10/12/13 4:15pm

These Great Lego Game of Thrones Minifigs Are Now for Sale

Game of Thrones' and Lego fans rejoice: Eddard Stark, Arya, the Mother of Dragons—sadly with only one baby dragon—John Snow and Tyrion Lannister can be all yours in precious minifig form for $70, a price that will feel something between the Red Wedding and Theon Greyjoy's torture to your credit card. » 6/28/13 9:50am 6/28/13 9:50am

It'll Take Months to Get a Bride Out of This Lego Wedding Dress

Japanese artist Rie Hosokai, of Daisy Balloon, created this amazing piece of high Lego fashion for Tokyo's "Piece of Peace" charity exhibit at the Parco Museum. Structurally it's simply stunning (albeit a bit Disney Princessy). The construction, contour and shape are based on Hosokai's balloon dress. As an item of… » 6/24/13 12:42pm 6/24/13 12:42pm

Let's Swap the Audio for Girls' and Boys' Lego Commercials and See What Happens

We've been talking a lot about Lego Friends, the new Legos for girls that, while remarkably boring, happen to be selling very well. It's frustrating to see advertisers and toy manufacturers decide what should interest girls and what should interest boys, but it's also interesting to see how they do it. » 2/22/12 5:55pm 2/22/12 5:55pm

Girly Lego Sucks, But It's Selling Like Hotcakes

In the six weeks since Lego launched their controversial (and pink) Friends line aimed at young girls, pushback has been strong. But sales are strong as well, and the company's response to criticism has been consistently clumsy, exacerbating rather than calming the problem — a problem, of course, that they fail to… » 2/07/12 1:20pm 2/07/12 1:20pm

Lego Targets Girls With Pink Blocks, Cute Figures, & No Creativity

Lego is universally beloved because it's a toy that's fun and surreptitiously educational. Instead of just allowing kids to reenact scenes from superhero movies or shoot their sister with a foam dart, Lego bricks let children develop their motor skills, solve problems, and use their imaginations to create anything… » 12/15/11 3:10pm 12/15/11 3:10pm

Thierry Mugler To Make Beyonce His Angel?

  • Apparently Thierry Mugler's doing Beyonce's tour costumes. This could go in one of two directions. [Style.com]
  • Diddy: “I’m only about five minutes late because I was running around and spraying people." We think he's talking about his new "I Am King" fragrance — a monarch's gotta mark his territory! [WWD]
  • Let's…
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We Laughed, We Cried, And Now It's Time To Lego

It's been an extraordinary week. We've watched the first African-American president give his acceptance speech to a crowd of thousands in Chicago, watched him give his first press conference as President-elect, and watched our country's reputation rebound across the globe, as America finally seemed to do something… » 11/09/08 5:40pm 11/09/08 5:40pm

Polar Bear Still Stuck In Milwaukee Moat • Swedes Criticize Gender Roles In Lego Catalog

• Zookeepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo are attempting to lure » 10/28/08 5:30pm 10/28/08 5:30pm Zero the polar bear out of the moat surrounding his habitat after he fell in the moat on October 13. • A Wisconsin man needed in his head after his wife tied him to the bed and pummeled him with a dumbbell on Monday night after he refused to lower his…