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God’s Covenants Retold in LEGO Bricks book

A couple of years ago, I was in touch with our longtime teen contributor Geneva – gid617, and she told me she is working on a book with her mom. The book is a compilation of five short stories written for children titled God’s Covenants Retold in LEGO Bricks. The focus of the book is […] Read more

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LEGO DUPLO 50th anniversary press-release

Today, LEGO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the LEGO DUPLO building system, designed for the youngest children who are not yet ready to play with standard LEGO bricks. Below is the press-release with more details on the history of DUPLO, as well as an interesting video on how LEGO DUPLO bricks are tested for safety and durability. :) […] Read more

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Fun LEGO magazines with minifigs & more!

Last year, LEGO Kids Special Editions released three awesome magazines for LEGO City, LEGO Friends, and LEGO Ninjago fans. The magazines are similar to the LEGO Club (now LEGO Life) magazines with tons of puzzles, games, posters, and comics that kids can enjoy. A unique feature of these magazines is that they also include a […] Read more

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More books with simple LEGO projects

The LEGO Classic brick boxes have been an excellent way to introduce children to the LEGO building system and free building. The sets come with a large number of basic LEGO elements in a rainbow of colors, and encourages creative building by only including instructions for a few models and seed ideas. While some children naturally take […] Read more

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Great info & photos at new LEGO History site

For those who are interested in the history of the LEGO company, there is a fantastic new resource directly on LEGO’s website. The LEGO History page can be accessed at lego.com/themes/lego-history, which is kind of an odd positioning that’s hard to find, but once you get there, you will be greeted with a treasure-trove of […] Read more

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The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

A couple of years ago, LEGO fan Chris McVeigh released a lovely book for the holidays, titled, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer. (You can read my review on this book here: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Review) Chris is well known for his fun and festive LEGO holiday ornaments […] Read more

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LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book review

From all the LEGO books, some of the best ones are those that provide building inspirations and seed ideas for your own LEGO projects. These books are like trusty shop manuals that are flipped through over and over again to find solutions, learn new techniques, and even provide step-by-step instructions. They are used by both […] Read more

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The story of the LEGO minifigure – Part 5

In the past few weeks, we have been looking through the various assets the LEGO Group collected and sent out to LEGO fan sites in celebration of 40th anniversary of the minifigure this year. So far, we have looked at LEGO minifigure variations and prototypes (see: The Story of the LEGO Minifigure – Part 1), […] Read more

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The story of the LEGO minifigure – Part 4

In the past few weeks, we have been looking through the various assets the LEGO Group collected and sent out to LEGO fan sites in celebration of 40th anniversary of the minifigure this year. So far, we have looked at LEGO minifigure variations and prototypes (see: The Story of the LEGO Minifigure – Part 1), […] Read more

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The story of the LEGO minifigure – Part 3

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the minifigure, LEGO collected and sent out various assets to LEGO fan sites to enjoy and share with their communities. The original date when the first minifig patent was registered in Denmark was August 29th 1977, however, the first minifigures weren’t launched until 1978. So far, we have looked […] Read more

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