Lego Helps Little Girls Dream Big—About Face Shapes and Great Haircuts

So much for the punk rock Lego movie message of not following the instructions: In a recent edition of the Lego Club mag, the company ran a spread featuring beauty tips for five year olds, establishing for girls who've not yet learned to read that the only good face shape is oval. Et tu, Brute? » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

Lego Rejected This Flawless Female Supreme Court Justice Set; We Object!

Artist Maia Weinstock has created a set of Legos celebrating the four women who have served on the Supreme Court–Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan–and they are very cool. The only downside is that they are not available to preorder for the upcoming holiday season. » 3/10/15 3:15pm 3/10/15 3:15pm

Goodbye, Barbie: Lego Dethrones Mattel As the World's Top Toymaker

Please keep Barbie, Ken and Skipper in your prayers because it isn't going so well for the famous family: Lego has just surged past Mattel as the world's largest producer of small tchotchkes that are easily lost and hurt like the very devil when you step on them in the middle of the night. » 9/04/14 4:10pm 9/04/14 4:10pm

Lego Gets It Right, Releases Lady Scientist Play Set

Lego can’t understand how it got here, smack in the middle of a gender toy war, but they’ve raised a white flag by releasing several new lady scientist figures. Are you not entertained? » 8/06/14 11:10am 8/06/14 11:10am

Why Are These Lady Scientist Lego Figurines So... Shapely?

Lego is soon to launch a new "Research Institute" play set, starring a trio of female scientists. It's based on a concept submitted to the Lego Ideas contest by geochemist Dr. Ellen Kooijman. Which is great! » 7/15/14 6:30pm 7/15/14 6:30pm

'Lego Movie 2' Filmmaker Wants More Badass Females in the Sequel

As we all know, The Lego Movie is hands down, one of the greatest movies ever made in the history of all time and that is not up for debate, so please don't even try. But that doesn't mean one of the people behind the $400 million blockbuster is satisfied, at least not when it comes to the movie's depiction of women. » 4/09/14 11:32pm 4/09/14 11:32pm

Woman Applies for Internships With a Tiny Lego Version of Herself

File this under ideas that are so good they make the rest of us regular job applicants look bad: a hopeful ad agency intern has figured out a way to stand out from the pack of other applicants for the job she covets by making a miniature Lego version of herself. » 3/26/14 4:15pm 3/26/14 4:15pm

Golden Girls Legos Are the Best Presents That Don't Exist (Yet)

Think of all the hilarious scenarios you could create with a Lego version of The Golden Girls kitchen. You could even start a Lego Golden Girls web series about how the gals all got trapped Childsplay-style in their Lego avatars, and now terrorize unsuspecting children with clever quips about being old. » 12/22/13 6:00pm 12/22/13 6:00pm

Girly Legos Are Officially a Success. Now What?

We already knew that sales of Lego Friends — the company's uber-girly and uber-controversial series, which offers, among other gendered features, a "Butterfly Beauty Shop" and a a fashion designer workshop in what Anita Sarkeesian once called a "pastel-colored, gender-segregated, stereotypically female suburban… » 8/31/12 11:10am 8/31/12 11:10am

There's Still Hope: Maybe LEGOs for Girls Don't Have to Suck

Lego's "Lego Friends" set, aimed at "the other 50 percent of the world's children" — meaning girls, but only girls who enjoy clubbing, shopping, tanning, and hanging out at the "Butterfly Beauty Shop," whatever that is — has received widespread criticism for reinforcing the pinkest, girliest gender stereotypes. (The… » 5/28/12 1:00pm 5/28/12 1:00pm

Why Can't There Be More Ads Like This Today?

This vintage Lego ad features a young girl wearing plain play clothes and smiling proudly at her Lego creation. No princesses, no pink Legos, no glittery sparkles, just a girl and her toys, having a blast. Beautiful, indeed. [Sociological Images] » 7/18/09 4:30pm 7/18/09 4:30pm

"Put The F**king Lotion In The Basket" Singlehandedly Revives American…

Wow, just wow. Perhaps there are plans to animate the rest of Silence of the Lambs, which includes songs like, "Are You About A Size 14?" and "I Can Smell Your Cunt"? [MediaBistro] » 4/23/09 12:30pm 4/23/09 12:30pm

Building Blocks: Are Legos A 'Boy Toy'?

Interesting post on Feministe about the "gendering" of Legos. (Okay, that may not sound that interesting, but bear with me.) Apparently Lego's on the carpet for alleged gender stereotyping in its catalog... interesting, as legos have traditionally been gender-neutral toys. The writer of the piece, Holly, is a former… » 12/05/08 4:00pm 12/05/08 4:00pm

Loose Lips

Wethinks Jennifer Aniston is fucking with the paparazzi » 8/27/08 12:20pm 8/27/08 12:20pm and the with her marital woes. She was spotted wearing a ring on her left ring finger during a meeting with Woody Allen yesterday. • is really en fuego today: they've even got • Cute celebrity baby with idiot name alert! Check out pictures of Chris Noth and…