Posts tagged "legos"

Philadelphia Priest Creates Vatican And Pope Entirely Out Of Legos In Advance Of Papal Visit

Reverend Bob Simon of Philadelphia put aside his bible and his wafers to hunker down and build an impressive replica of the Vatican in advance of the Pope’s September Philadelphia…

Katrin Higher | September 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Your Vote Matters: Let’s Get This “Golden Girls” Lego Set Made!

PICTURE IT! Sicily, 1932: A glorious fan-created “Golden Girls” Lego set has been accepted into the Lego Ideas program–and if it gets 10,000 votes by the end of the year,…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm

5 Ridiculously Sexist Ways Toy Companies Are Targeting Kids

Marketing products to children isn’t particularly hard. Just throw a bunch of skateboards and neon backwards caps into your commercial and kids will want the shit out of whatever you’re…

Cracked | December 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm

New LEGO Set Features Three Women Scientists!

LEGO has received steady pressure to include more women figurines in more diverse roles. Well, good news: they have listened to their fans and a new LEGO play…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

This Awesome Recreation Of A 1981 LEGO Ad Says Everything You Need To Know About Sexist Toy Marketing

Maybe you saw this 1981 gender-neutral LEGO ad (left) the first time around. Or maybe you saw it more recently, going viral on the Internet to underscore how advertising for…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Porn Star Christy Mack Is Just A “Whore That Likes Legos”

In what may be the greatest news of all-time for awkward, teenage boys everywhere, adult film star Christy Mac announced a Twitter contest for the “best Lego creation” to put…

Ami Angelowicz | January 28, 2014 - 1:20 pm

LEGO Construction Worker Stickers That Build Sexism!

Last week the blog Talking To Strangers posted about a LEGO sticker showing a construction worker figurines catcalling, “Hey Babe!” LEGO issued a response, where they said, “To communicate the LEGO…

Sarah Gray | April 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Today In Adorable: Boy Gets A Very Special Letter From LEGO

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…

Julie Gerstein | January 10, 2013 - 11:40 am

The Soapbox: Of Little Girls And LEGOs

You can’t walk through my home barefoot without stepping on a colorful, sharp piece of plastic at least once. Yes, we are one of the families that helps ensure that…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Meet Ego Leonard, The 8-Foot Lego Man Who Washed Ashore In Florida

A Florida man was strolling on the beach this morning when a giant Lego man washed ashore. So yeah, that happened. The 8-foot-tall toy, who goes by the name Ego…

Ami Angelowicz | October 25, 2011 - 3:20 pm

A Wonder Woman Lego Lady Is Coming!

A Lego Wonder Woman figurine is on the way, now that DC Comics has given Lego access to their characters! Thirteen new Lego people based on DC superheroes are on…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Girls In LEGO-land Are Either A Cheerleader Or A Nurse

Facepalm. What kind of bull hooey is this? LEGO has these thingies called “minifigures,” which are little LEGO people dressed up in different outfits. There’s a spaceman. A cowboy. A…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

What Would You Build On Top Of This Lego Ring?

Playing with Legos might be a little juvenile, but can we wear them? Accessories designers Dee and Ricky Jackson have built an empire based on Lego belts, pins, and rings,…

Catherine Strawn | April 16, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Fashion Fortune: “Yo, What If We Made A Belt Outta Legos?”

Meet Dee and Ricky Jackson, twin brothers from Staten Island who have struck gold in one of those ways that makes you either go “Why didn’t I think of…

Leonora Epstein | January 6, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Did A LEGO Giraffe Lose His Penis? Or Was It His Tail?

Poor baby! An 18-foot tall giraffe made out of LEGOs in Berlin’s LEGOland Discovery Center keeps getting his tail stolen! A spokesperson for the LEGO center said every time a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 26, 2009 - 1:20 pm

LegO-bama Rules Legoland

Tomorrow, Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States. But he’s already ruling Legoland in California, where master craftsmen/nerds have “pre-enacted” the entire inauguration,…

Simcha | January 19, 2009 - 9:30 pm