Posts tagged "legos"

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, Lego will actually make it and you can own one in your very own house! And then play with it while drinking cheap wine and…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 8, 2015

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 selling. But for some reason, plenty of companies out there still think that little girls want nothing to do with things like LEGOs or NERF…

By: Cracked / December 30, 2014

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 kit out this month features three female scientists — a paleontologist, chemist and an astronomer — as part of a “Research Institute” set. Several year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

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 kids could be: the little girl in the picture isn’t wearing any pink, and the ad copy is about the pride a child takes i…

By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

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 in her house. And the grand prize? Oh, a blowjob. …

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2014

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 experience to children we typically use humor and we are sorry that you were unhappy with the way a minifigure was portrayed here.” I’m still…

By: Sarah Gray / April 30, 2013

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 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.

By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2013

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 Lego’s sales and profits continue to rise in an economy where many toy manufacturers are struggling.

And apparently, we’re not the only ones:…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 7, 2012

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 Leonard, has been doing a lot of traveling lately as he’s washed up on beaches in Holland and England as well. The  message on hi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 25, 2011

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 the way, including Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, the Joker, Wolverine and Captain America. The Wonder Woman above is not an official mockup — she’s only…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2011

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 magician. A deep sea diver. A zombie with a shovel and a chicken drumstick. And even a kick-ass robot! But all of those minifigures &#8212…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2010

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, with fans like Kanye West. But we think metalsmith Shannon Conrad’s $70 2×2 Building Block Ring is a heck of a lot better than Dee…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2010

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 that?” or “You’ve got to be kidding.” The duo creates Lego accessories in the form of belts, brooches, and necktie-shaped pins that have caught the…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 6, 2010

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 visitor ganks the giraffe tail, which is made of 15,000 LEGOs, it costs $4,300 to replace. Heartless hoodlums have stolen the animal’s tail four time…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

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, including Oprah. Over a thousand mini figures were constructed to build the scene, from the motorcade to the swearing in on the Capitol steps, to…

By: Simcha / January 19, 2009