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Lego weapons for your little ones

When I was a kid, the things I built with Lego bricks -- houses, cars, spaceships, and the like -- were populated by me, courtesy of my imagination. These days, however, it seems that building models populated by the small Lego people -- minifigs --...

Brothers = reluctant friends

This will actually be a great companion piece to my fellow two boy parent Linda, who wrote of the amicability between her sons earlier today. My two boys are four years apart less a couple of weeks. When Tasman waterfalled into the world 18 months...

Box4Blox: Lego tamed

If you find yourself with Lego's everywhere because you your kids dumped them all over the floor to find that elusive yellow 1-by-3 sloped piece needed to finish your their masterpiece, then head on over to the Box4Blox website. This unit consists of...

Giant LEGO man emerges from the ocean

If your children are into LEGOs, you know that this line of toys goes way beyond the small colored blocks the company is famous for. In fact, there's an entire world of LEGO gear, including vehicles, offices, towns, and a host of little LEGO people...

Real desk made completely out of LEGOs

I loved playing with LEGO toys as a kid. Now that I'm a parent, I'm trying to steer my daughter in the same direction -- mostly because I think making things with those little colored squares is great for her imagination. (Plus, she loves knocking...

Kids create massive lego map of the US

Amazing things can be done with Lego. Towers, Hello Kitty's, suits-of-armor -- I'm surprised no one has schemed the idea of a house made of Lego (although: it would be pretty uncomfortable) This week, children in Washington, DC, will create...

Man makes a career out of LEGO sculpture

From the time my oldest son Loren was about 6 until he was 11 LEGO was huge in our house. Loren was interested in little else other than acquiring every LEGO kit known to children and then promptly assembling them. Once they were assembled that was...

The Brickfactory: Lego instruction archive

So, you've got 40 gazillion Legos strewn about your house, but your kids have run out of ideas on what to build? Or maybe you'd like to show them a classic model you built when you were a kid? Well, the Brickfactory can help! This website has scanned...

The making of LEGO

If you've got kids, chances are you've stepped on a piece of LEGO with your bare feet. Ouch. It's worth it, though, to have your kids' imaginations stimulated and their creativity exercised so rigorously. I love the traditional big-mess-o-LEGO sets...

Lego crisis on the horizon

If you were thinking of getting your kids some Lego sets this holiday season, you might want to do it now. According to this article, the more popular sets may be in short supply this year. A recent corporate reorganization has affected production,...

The Lego Dishwasher

Children are, by nature, filthy, dirty creatures. They just can't help it. Everywhere they go, everything they do, seems designed to coat them and their toys with as much dirt as possible. Well, if you've got the cash, and a case of filthi-phobia,...

Product Recall: LEGO EXPLORE Super Trucks

LEGO Systems Inc., of Enfield, Connecticut, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their LEGO EXPLORE Super Trucks. The plastic wheels can come off leaving the metal axle exposed; this axle can stab young...

Intriguing kid and parenting facts, brought to you by the BBC

The BBC ran a very interesting article recently called "100 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Year" (thanks to /. for the link). Buried in  the list of errata are several intriguing parenting- and kid-related morsels. Did you know...

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