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Kids May Soon Be Able To Build Their Own Prosthetics Out Of Legos

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact

An idea to create Lego prosthetics for children is getting the chance to see the light of day. Iko Creative Prosthetic System, a customizable prosthe...

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

Rachel Adams | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Rachel Adams

Childhood provides a crucial window for changing cultural perceptions of disability. It is obviously beneficial to children who are disabled or have a disabled family member to be in an atmosphere where their differences are understood as a valued form of diversity, rather than a source of discomfort or fear.

Barbie's New Look Is Not A Sign Of Progress

Micaela Connery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Micaela Connery

I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.

Kids In Wheelchairs Finally Have A Lego Figure That Looks Like Them

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Good News

Disability activists are celebrating the announcement that Lego will release a new toy set featuring a young man in a wheelchair. Lego news blog Promo...

Finally, You Can Make A Lego Person That Looks Like You

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Playtime just got personal for Lego fans everywhere. An online business called Funky 3D Faces is creating custom, 3D-printed Lego heads that look lik...

Yet Another Reason To Love Legos

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

Investing in Lego turns out to be pretty lucrative -- and we’re not just talking about those original Star Wars sets. The Danish toymaker's col...

'Star Wars' Fan Spends A Year Making Own Millennium Falcon From 7,500 LEGOs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weird News

Behold, because this Millennium Falcon made out of LEGO pieces is a real thing of beauty. "Star Wars" fan Hannes Tscharner, who goes by the ...

50 Unbelievable (but True) Facts and Attractions Entice Curiosity Seekers to These Northeast US Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In Inland Maine: There's a to-scale model (93,000,000:1) of our Solar System spread out over 40 miles from Houlton to Presque Isle Maine on Route 1 - the largest model of its kind in the world.

Naughty Lego Elf Leaks Santa's Secret List In Snowden Parody

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.12.2015 | Entertainment

Elvin Snowdin, a little Lego elf, is done with Santa Claus. He's fed up with spying for Kris Kringle and the Northern Surveillance Agency ...

How Legos Might Turn Your Kid Into A Math Lover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents

It turns out Legos aren't just toys for kids (or the worst nightmares for barefoot parents). In Alycia Zimmerman's classroom, they are important ...

Must-Do Experiences for Star Wars Fans

Visit Florida | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Visit Florida

With all the hype surrounding Star Wars in advance of the latest installment in the iconic film series, people are looking for ways to experience their favorite saga set a long time ago in a galaxy far away.

Kid's Green Gift Guide: 15 Alternatives to Landfill

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Sharon McCarthy

Do you struggle to find gifts for kids who get a ton of toys each Christmas? To me, the idea of adding more piles of plastic to landfills and more pieces for parents to, ouch, step on, pick up, and put away seems crazy.

Three of the Best Toys of All Time Added to Toy Hall of Fame

Laurie Schacht | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Classic toys are an important part of a child's play portfolio, but some toys stand out as the most iconic and revered toys of all time.

Best Christmas List Ever? Kid Wants 'GTA 5,' Without The Hookers

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.17.2015 | Weird News

It's the holiday season, but at least one person wants you to know he can do without Holly, Tinsel and Poinsettia ... assuming those are all names of...

New LEGO Slippers Will Spare Parents The Unique Pain They Know All Too Well

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents

For decades, parents of little kids have bonded over the uniquely searing pain that occurs when you step on a LEGO.  A photo posted by Average...

Lego Refuses To Send Its Toy Bricks To Ai Weiwei

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

Lego has refused to send Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a bulk order of its toy bricks, the artist claims, because it “cannot approve ...

10 Video Game Franchises That Will Never Die

Playboy.com | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

We wondered just what are the most prolific video game franchises ever? We're not just looking at actual sales, but sheer number of titles released. It's pretty amazing how addicted we've become to certain characters and concepts, as the following list attests.

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 10.29.2015 | Books
Sierra

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...