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  • Connecticut school calls police after student makes, points Lego gun at classmates

    05/12/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Bobby Martinez
    Police were called to a school in Connecticut after a student built a gun out of Legos, according to a local news report. Authorities were called to Jepsen Magnet School in New Haven after a student, who has not been identified, “made the gun and started pointing it at the other kids,” FOX61 reported. In a statement, a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools told the news station that “school leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices.”
  • This Teen Built A Prosthetic Arm Using Lego

    03/19/2018 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 17 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | March 16, 2018 | Mick Joest
    If you're looking for some motivation today to get you through a task you're struggling with, take some time to learn about David Aguilar. David, who was born with an under-developed arm, successfully created himself a prosthetic arm made entirely out of Lego. Not only that, it only took him five days to complete the first model. Since then David has perfected his design and created another arm with a motor that gives him more functionality than ever.
  • .40 Caliber LEGO Glock

    08/10/2017 8:07:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2017 | C Raleigh
    This fun picture of the day LEGO .40 caliber Glock has been floating around the internet so we're going to take a shot at it. Grabbed some .40 S&W brass and some spare LEGO heads. Perfect fit into the casing. Even fits the Glock22 and Glock35 magazines. Just to see if it would eject, released the slide and the Lego cartridge chambered without any deformation of the Lego head. Sometime in the future may try loading these and load a primer to see if it will propel the LEGO head out the barrel. The LEGO head is too wide to...
  • Americana Roadshow LEGO Washington Monument/ Statue of Liberty/ White House

    01/29/2017 8:22:28 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-29-17 | JR
    Here's a patriotic, positive event on display now at the Americana Roadshow in Birmingham, AL. According to their website "The Americana Roadshow is a highly visual, educational traveling display of large scale LEGO® models replicating some of our nation’s most well known landmarks." And their models prove it. Kudos to LEGO for valuing our American national landmarks. Their are no protests here, I guarantee it.
  • Kid destroys $15,000 LEGO sculpture an hour after new exhibit opens

    06/03/2016 3:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    Children might be small in stature, but let's be honest, they can be rather destructive when left to their own devices. Such is the case with a young Chinese boy, who single-handedly pushed over a giant fox figurine of Nick from Zootopia on Sunday at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. It so happened that it was the first day of the exhibition and the display had been open to the public for no more than an hour when the incident occurred. SEE ALSO: Search for 7-year-old boy left in forest by parents as punishment enters 4th day
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kid’s Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your children’s Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an “arms race” to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...
  • Everything Is Awesome for Lego Employees This Christmas

    12/22/2015 4:57:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | Dec 19, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    You know who might like Legos even more than your kids? The company's employees. That*s because Lego is giving more than 17,000 employees around the world an extra month*s salary in January, the Copenhagen Post reports. A Lego spokesperson says to think of it more like a reward for a decade of success than a bonus. Plus, employees will get their normal bonuses in March anyway. In September, Lego announced an 18% increase in revenue over the previous year.
  • Feminist Teacher's Lesson Plan: Discriminate against Boys

    11/24/2015 2:32:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-24-2015 | Selwyn Duke
    War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. And inequality is equality - at least in the mind of Karen Keller, the Bainbridge Island Review, and their enablers. Reported recently was that Keller, a kindergarten "teacher" at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary in Bainbridge Island, Wash., was refusing to let the boys in her class play with Legos during free play time. As the Bainbridge Island Review (BIR) wrote: In Karen Keller's kindergarten classroom, boys can't play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are "girls only." "I always tell the...
  • Teacher: No Legos for Boys

    11/22/2015 10:28:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/20/2015 | Staff
    A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can't play with Legos. The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos. The Lego-restricted lesson plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense for KIRO Radio's Dori Monson. "If I was a parent of a boy in that class, I'd get them out of there ... we've gone insane in our public schools," he said. "This Bainbridge Island...
  • Sustainable Legos to Replace their Plastic Cousins by 2030

    07/10/2015 7:29:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    The Green Optimist ^ | 7-10-2015 | Satya Sivani
    News has it that LEGO is planning to find a sustainable alternative to make its iconic plastic blocks with. Legos, those fine, multi-colored plastic blocks – look simple, but together, they can be built up into many complex structures. For nearly four generations, they have served our creative childhoods. Now, the world’s largest toymaker is planning to take a leap into the next level – a sustainable one – a non-plastic one. A couple of years back, a Japanese company Colors Tokyo made Lego-style blocks out of sawdust, cedar bark shavings, coffee beans, and green tea leaves. Another Japanese design...
  • Lego Says You Can’t Build That — Because Of Politics

    03/13/2015 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies ^ | 3-13-2015 | Anthony Palmer / NPR
    Science journalist Maia Weinstock recently got the idea to create a custom LEGO set to celebrate the female justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. She researched the Supreme Court building, the justices, and their traditions, all the way down to the silver mugs that they often carry out to the bench when hearing oral arguments. After purchasing the pieces she needed, Weinstock created the "Legal Justice League: Women of the Supreme Court in LEGO," in honor of International Women's Day. "Some of these women are pretty iconic in terms of their media appeal these days," Weinstock told NPR. "One consideration...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • The Lego--Greenpeace Duel

    10/13/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    No amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could counter the mini iceage. Crop failure, famine, hardship resulted. CO2 and the weather or the climate on Earth have nothing in common The (not-so-green) Greenpeace (GP) club doesn’t like Lego, the little building-blocks; toys that many children like to play with. The Greenpeaceniks are especially upset about Lego’s connection with Shell, the oil and gas company. Many of their little toys sport a Shell logo. Therefore, GP claims it is an undue influence on children’s perspective. Presumably they’d rather see a GP logo on such toys to re-educate the kids about...
  • Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest [by Greenpeace]

    10/09/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2014
    From Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” page. COPENHAGEN — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won’t renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling. Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil. Lego CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp said the protest “may have created misunderstandings among our stakeholders,” adding the company didn’t want to be embroiled in the environmental campaign. The world’s largest toy maker “should never...
  • Lego Is the Biggest Toy Company in the World

    09/04/2014 7:29:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 9-4-14 | Colin Schultz
    Lego overtook Mattel this year to become the world's most-profitable toy company. Lego has had quite a run over the past few years. Those little colorful bricks and minifigs have rocketed the Danish manufacturer past Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, to the top slot as the world's most profitable toy company, says Quartz. It was only last year that tLego took the number two slot away from Hasbro, which makes everything from Nerf guns to My Little Pony to Transformers, Jenga, Clue and Monopoly. Lego's ascendancy was built on a few changes. The company, says Forbes, expanded...
  • Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

    04/01/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT · by MCH · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Apr 2014 | Matthew Day
    A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can "destroy" children's souls. In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures, and that they "were about darkness and the world of death". "Friendly fellows have been replaced by dark monsters," he explained. "These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark...
  • Lord and President Business: Lego Movie Perpetuates Crony-Capitalism Contradiction

    02/26/2014 5:29:31 AM PST · by InsightSur · 4 replies
    NB: this review necessarily contains extensive spoilers. For a movie about plastic bricks, The Lego Movie is surprisingly fun — and funny. Unfortunately, the film is tinged with a layer of hypocrisy more intricate than the instruction guide to a Lego castle. The Lego Movie may just be a movie for children about toys, but it is making an impact (even if only subliminal) on impressionable minds — young and adult alike.
  • Lego Movie. Anyone seen it?

    02/20/2014 11:39:48 AM PST · by MNDude · 22 replies
    I'm hearing about the Lego Movie come up in conversation a lot lately. Has anyone here seen it? Is it any good?
  • The LEGO Movie is Practically Communist

    02/07/2014 11:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/7 | Bilge Ebiri
    A tubby panda bear becomes a kung fu master. A snail races in the Indy 500. A forgotten garbage-robot saves humanity. Our cultural products for children these days often reflect the fact that we live in the age of empowerment. It’s become something of a cliché, frankly — the outcast or nobody who wins the big race and/or saves the world. And at first glance, The LEGO Movie, as brilliant as it is, appears to be no different. The film’s hero, an average construction worker named Emmet, is told that by finding a sacred object, called “the Piece of Resistance,”...