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A Look at 20 Hot Holiday Toys for 2015

Laurie Schacht | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

What makes a toy hot? Is it hot because it's on TV every 20 minutes in front of your kids or because all of their friends have it so they absolutely must have one too? Or is it hot because it's based on a character they truly love, a passion that they have or their own unique play style, even if they haven't asked for it yet?

Everything Is Awesome in Beautiful Lego: Wild

Sierra | Posted 10.05.2015 | Books

Beautiful Lego: Wild is both a product and celebration of the Lego phenomenon, which could never have been predicted by its founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, when he started making the bricks out of wood in 1932.

The Legend of Bud Clever...

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

"Sixteen hundred!" Two Saturdays ago, Victor "Bud" Clever found himself at a charity event bidding on a black Labrador. As the the auctioneer barke...

A Look at the Hottest Toys of the Past Decade

Laurie Schacht | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's not all fun and games predicting what the hottest toys will be for any season--especially for the holidays! We're often asked: What will become the next schoolyard currency?

Nine Programs that Let Kids Play and Innovate at School

Evans Wadongo | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Evans Wadongo

As another school year begins, it's important to think about how we can bring innovation to the classroom. Ultimately, it's not just the education we give to children, but the quality of it that will create truly well-rounded people who will develop solutions that will change the world.

You Can Craft A Coffee Maker Out Of Legos And Concrete

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

Sure, you could use an old Mr. Coffee, or order a cup at Starbucks. But why go the simple route for coffee when you can construct your own c...

A Lego Vatican Rises In Philadelphia

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.19.2015 | Religion

A Catholic priest has built a small-scale version of the Vatican -- complete with nuns in black robes, Swiss Guards, and a tiny, waving Pope Francis. ...

Lego Hacks To Help Piece Together Your Messy Life

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

You can do just about anything with Legos. Play with them, eat them, become a professor and teach about them. So why wouldn't they help orga...

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?...

Common Core: The Lego Kit of Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.22.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Children who play with piles of Legos, inventing and building as they wish, exhibit far more long-term creativity than children who build things from Lego kits. Rearranging Legos from a messy pile is a better learning experience than working from a kit with directions (unless you're in a hurry and hope to use the finished Lego product as a household appliance).

12 Incredibly Useful Home Hacks All Resourceful People Should Know

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

When you're running low on supplies, patience or time, it's important to have a few resourceful hacks in your back pocket. That's why we've round...

How To Become A LEGO Architect

ArchDaily | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

Read the original story on ArchDaily. Admit it: you have a secret LEGO stash somewhere. Before you had even considered becoming an architect...

Lego Has A Wheelchair For Its Figures, But Some Parents Are Still Unhappy

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents

The promotion of a Lego figure using a wheelchair has some parents asking for better representation in toys. Lego has released a Community People Set ...

'LEGO' Documentary Directors On The Gender Imbalance Of Toys

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents

LEGO has been heralded as one of the few gender neutral toys on the market, yet the company came under fire in 2012 when it released LEGO Fr...

Lego Is Saying 'No' To Plastic

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business

Goodbye plastic Legos? The toy company announced this week that it plans to invest 1 billion Danish Krone (or about $150 million) over the next 15 ...

Girl Gives Her Birthday Presents Away To Kids In The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News

When you're a kid, birthdays generally mean only one thing: presents. That makes Abby Grubbs' 10th birthday, which she celebrated last Friday, all ...

Cambridge University To Offer Lego Professorship

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.16.2015 | College

Is this your dream job? The Lego Foundation, which owns 25 percent of the Lego company, is endowing a Lego professorship and research center at Cambri...

This LEGO Wedding Cake Turns A Childhood Fantasy Into A Grown-Up Reality

The Huffington Post | Tja Shorr | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings

At their core, weddings are a celebration of the building blocks of a couple's relationship. What better way to commemorate such a monumental occasion...

A Lego Brick Utopia Has Appeared In New York City

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts

New York City’s High Line has always felt like an architectural utopia. A defunct railroad reclaimed as an elevated park, the space invites the ming...

'Angry Birds' Lego Sets Are Coming

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Rovio said on Monday it had signed a deal with Danish toymaker Lego to launch a line of Angry Birds building blocks as ...

Yep, Fully Stackable Legos You Can Eat Actually Do Exist

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste

Sometimes, brilliance comes in bite-sizes. Just take a look at the inspiring video above, brought to you by Youtuber Grant Thompson, a DIY scientis...

Photographer Creates Adorably Wacky Lego Scenes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News

If only we could design a world like this. France-based photographer Sofiane Samlal has a talent for creating incredibly delightful scenes using Le...

Teacher Nourished, Not Teacher Proof

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.

This May Be The Best Idea For A Lego Set Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Imagine a world where you could have Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia around all the time, just to play with? Lego, the company that makes those tiny...

Brilliant Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Restoring Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

An Australian designer is going to allow plenty of sea creatures around the world to “just keep swimming.” Alex Goad, a designer in Melbourne, ...