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LEGOs board games are very popular because it enables kids to not only play the game, but build it. That presents some great imaginative play as kids either build the game as directed, or make up their own “unexpected journey” around the board. So when LEGO announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was getting it’s own LEGO board game, it made plenty of sense, and looks like it’s lots of fun.
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The Munsters. It was a terrible sitcom about a family of monsters living in the city, but it was still cool. Not only because of the cool theme song done by the Ventures, but also because of a pair of sweet hot rods used in the show, one made of a model A and the other made out of a coffin. But that was in the 60s. There was a failed attempt at a reboot in the 90s, and NBC Universal is trying again with MockingBird Lane. And MiniMates is getting on the bandwagon with a cool set of Munsters Minimates. Cue the Ventures please, while we take a look!
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Forty three years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and made history as the first humans to set foot on another celestial body. Some may think this as ancient history, and some (according to studies, 1 in 5) believed we didn’t land on the moon at all, but faked it (stupid). But no matter where you stand on the Apollo Moon Landings, you can’t deny that it was a great time to be a kid.
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Ahead of the release of Star Trek 2 (or Star Trek 12 if you’re keeping “trek” old school), Diamond Select Toys has released this sweet Minimates version of the Starship Enterprise with Captain Kirk in the center seat. How cool is this?
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Hasbro is turning things up to 11 for this year’s ComiCon by offering this HUGE Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier exclusive. Oh wow. How in the world am I going to fit this in my bag?!
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Every first Tuesday of the month at the LEGO store, there’s a free building event. Kids can line up and build a small monthly themed set (this month’s was a lawn mower for Father’s Day) and then bring it home. For FREE! But that’s not the only place you can build LEGO toys. Barnes and Noble has a series of events as well.
Continue reading » Upcoming LEGO Build Events at Barnes and Noble