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Fun LEGO Website for Families

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Our friends at LEGO have a great website for families, buildtogether.com, which is chock-full of building directions (a Brickinstein and Brickzilla!), games (blindfolded building), and news and events (such as fire safety tips for Fire Prevention Month).

 

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Summer Reading Recommendations for Preschoolers

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Our friends at LEGO and ALSC, the Association for Library Services to Children, have pulled together a great summer reading list for little ones. In addition to the lists of recommended books, parents can access directions for building book-themed DUPLO models, coloring pages, and more.

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LEGO Add-ons

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Research Chief Beth Honeyman writes about a LEGO piece that no LEGO-loving home should be without:

LEGO and DUPLO represent a nearly endless world of possibilities for young builders, but that very lack of limitations can pose its own challenge. My 2- and 5-year-olds enjoyed the classic toys from the get-go, but transforming loose bins of blocks into their own designs didn’t come easily. With the help of a few building plates, however, LEGO love now reigns supreme. The sturdy plastic surfaces give my kids a stable base and

large—but comfortably contained—space on which to unleash their imaginations’ creations, whether that’s “the tallest tower ever!” or a combo zoo/farm/apartment complex. They’re also a terrific add-on to any LEGO birthday gift, encouraging kids to craft new constructions long after they’ve completed a set’s instructed build.

For more LEGO fun, see our Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards.

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New LEGO Sets

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Field trips are always fun and our toy team recently went on one of our annual favorites—to LEGO U.S. headquarters to see
the new 2013 toys.

LEGO Friends, launched last year, are all themed on after school activities and fun for 2013. I especially loved the mini-
sets, such as this Squirrel’s Tree House.

And the new Galaxy Squad line, with its bright colors and insect-like aliens, also caught my eye.

For more LEGO sets we love, check our Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.).

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