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The First Full Trailer for Toy Story 4 Gives Woody a Grand New Quest

The toys are back in town – and the world beyond bedrooms has only gotten weirder and more wonderful since their last adventure. Read More >>

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The Dark Knight Returns in These Seriously Cool DC Collectibles From New York Toy Fair

DC Collectibles brought out lots and lots of Batman for this year’s New York Toy Fair. But don’t worry, some other characters got a chance to shine too and there’s a Harley Quinn “statue” you have to see to believe. Read More >>

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Anyone For Sonic The Hedgehog LEGO?

LEGO Ideas – the community program where fans can get their dream sets made – currently has a Sonic submission up for voting, and it looks great. Read More >>

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The Toys of the 1980s Are Making a Major Comeback This Year

Blockbusters like the Star Wars trilogy, as well as unregulated TV advertising to kids, helped the ‘80s churn out some of the most memorable toys of all time. Thirty years later, the ‘80s are enjoying a renaissance thanks to shows like Stranger Things, and toymakers are happy to resurrect and hawk classic collectibles to a generation that refuses to let go of their childhoods – but with upgrades to appeal to today’s kids, too. Read More >>

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Over 100,000 Lego Bricks Were Used to Recreate the Final Battle of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Assuming you’re bogged down with the responsibilities of adulthood, it’s not uncommon for it to take several days to finish a build of a larger Lego set. But despite being a Jedi with plastic bricks, David Hall started this epic build of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Battle of Crait in November 2017, and only just finished it in early 2019. That amounts to roughly a 13-month build, but the results are epic. Read More >>

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If You Can’t Afford a Real 1967 Ford Mustang There’s Always This Lego Version

Despite the less than subtle messages in the Lego movies, sometimes it’s totally okay to follow your highly-sophisticated interlocking brick system’s building instructions. Case in point: Lego’s new Creator Expert series 1960s-era Ford Mustang model which does a remarkably good job at recreating the curves of a now-iconic muscle car. Read More >>

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This Modular Sphero Bot is a Big Step Toward More Customisable Robotics

You probably know Sphero best for licensed toys like the super-cute-but-now defunct BB-8 and other licensed bots. But its latest robot, the RVR (pronounced Rover) pushes forward with the company’s renewed focus on STEAM friendly robots, by adding a modular robot that can keep up with more advanced coders. Read More >>

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Baby’s First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons

Unless you’re a staunch advocate for your kids having zero screen time, at some point you’re going to distract them with a mobile device. But instead of putting your expensive, fragile smartphone in their hands, LeapFrog’s new RockIt Twist is like a baby’s first Game Boy that makes gaming more accessible with a bunch of kid-friendly controls like wheels, dials, switches, buttons, and sliders. Read More >>

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Christopher Robin’s Pooh & Friends Looked So Real Because Puppeteers Played With Real Stuffed Animals on Set

When you’re bringing an imaginary creature to life through CG, you can make it move however you want. But when you’re bringing a toy millions of kids spent their childhoods with to the big screen, you need to use every trick to make them move as believably as possible—including something as simple as just playing with stuffed animals on set. Read More >>

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Friends’ Central Perk is Being Immortalised in Lego Form

Lego Ideas is a great way for people to submit their own creations in the hopes that they'll be turned into a proper buyable Lego set. Sets that get enough vote have to go through a review board, and the latest batch of results are in. Good thing too, since the Lego Flintstones set is set to arrive later this week, and we need something to look forward to. Two sets made it past the review board this time around, and they are a Lego-fied version of Central Perk from Friends and a rendition of classic Disney short Steamboat Willie. Read More >>

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Jurassic World’s T-Rex Fighting Mecha T-Rex is the Lego Set of My Childhood Fantasies

Lego’s partnering with Universal for a new 13-episode animated mini-series called Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar that takes place before both of the Jurassic World movies. It’s a thinly-veiled attempt to sell more toys, but I’m totally fine with that since one of the sets features Jurassic Park’s much-loved T-rex battling a robotic doppelgänger. Did Lego somehow find a trove of my childhood drawings? Read More >>

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This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card

Super Impulse’s Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for ‘80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing tokens into arcade machines. But for those times when you’re away from your desk and get the itch for Pac-Man or Missile Command, Super Impulse has created a new MicroArcade line that now puts those classic titles on gaming machines no bigger than a credit card. Read More >>

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Lego’s Latest Big Idea is a Mixed Reality Ghost-Hunting Theme Called Hidden Side

Lego's never been one to shy away from trying to use technology to innovate, whether that involves developing its own video games, tinkering with augmented reality playsets, or simple things like offering digital instructions to people who want them. Now it's trying to turn kids into miniature Derek Acorahs, with a range of mixed reality products that blend physical playsets with app-based gaming. Read More >>

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This Animated Lego Fan Film Is as Good as the Official Movies

Has the winter weather made it difficult for you to pop out to the cinema to catch The Lego Movie 2? Eventually the flakes will stop falling, but until they do, Nukazooka’s excellent fan film Lego: The Great Escape will tide you over with characters, animation, and a story that’s just as entertaining as the official movies. Did we also mention there’s a cat? Read More >>