Everything definitely isn’t awesome for Ai Weiwei, Chinese dissident and leading contemporary artist, who tried to bulk order Legos for an upcoming artwork and was turned away. Lego told Weiwei that they won’t sell to him directly because his artworks fall in the category of “political, religious, racist, obscene, or defaming.”
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If you want a LEGO Oscar of your own, turns out you might not have to wait long: The artist who made them, Nathan Sawaya, has gotten so much positive feedback about the statuettes presented to Oscar audience members during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” that he submitted the design to LEGO Ideas in… More »
Her name is Professor C. Bodin, and she’s responsible for breakthroughs that allow the swapping of body parts from one Lego person to another, allowing minifigs everywhere to experience various forms of locomotion.
In January of this year, occupational therapist Christina Stevens of St. Louis had an awful accident while changing the brakes on her car. She sustained so many “crush” injuries in her foot that she made the difficult decision to get a below-knee amputation.
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Seven-year-old Luka Apps was distraught (!) when he lost his special JayZX figure at the local grocery store. The JayZX is a key component of the LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider set, and as a devout LEGO fanatic, Luka needed the piece. So his dad helped him write an email to LEGO explaining the situation. … More »
Words I never want to read again: “Last week, doctors found a Lego piece in a ball of fungus in a boy’s nose.” The unlucky child who had a Lego trapped in his sinuses was 6-year-old Isaak Lasson of Salt Lake City. Wait for it … it’s been up in there for three years! The… More »