Man walks out of Target with hundreds of dollars’ worth of Legos without paying, police say
LEGO Fun Facts LEGO Fun FactsPolice in Massachusetts said an 18-year-old man tried to walk out of a Target with a cart full of Lego boxes without paying for them. Asset production workers tried to stop Jean-Baptiste when he tried to leave the store while pushing a cart filled with Lego kits and other items. An 18-year-old was arrested after police say he stole hundreds of dollars worth of Legos from a Massachusetts Target over the weekend. Posted by Boston 25 News on Monday, July 18, 2022Police said Jean-Baptiste was seen running across the street and took him into custody. The value of the Legos and other items was about $880, WFXT reported.wftv.com
Lego to remove ‘gender bias’ from products
Legos are for everybody and now the toymaker is pledging to remove what it called “gender bias” from its products. Researchers asked about careers, extracurricular activities and toys, CNN reported. Lego has come under fire for targeting the line “Lego Friends” at girls because the sets featured beauty parlors and bakeries. How can parents start to change the perceptions of gender bias inside their own homes? The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Lego suggest these steps:Introduce new activities: Make a list of activities your child does and switch them up to try something new.wftv.com
Lego tells company to stop making gun that looks like its bricks
Lego gun FILE PHOTO: A gun customization company created a handgun that is covered in Legos. But the toy company has asked that it stop production. (Ekaterina79/Getty Images)Lego is asking a U.S. gun customization company to stop making a firearm that looks like it is covered in Lego bricks. >> Read more trending newsCulper Precision from Provo, Utah, customized a Glock handgun that makes it look like it is covered in the bricks that kids play with, The Associated Press reported. But Lego said that it reached out to Culper Precision and that the gun manufacturer has agreed to stop making the weapon, or one similar, now or in the future, the AP reported.wftv.com
U.S. toy sales surged 16% in 2020 as parents looked to entertain kids during pandemic
Sales of skateboards, Legos and other playthings propelled U.S. toy sales to $25.1 billion last year, a 16% increase from 2019, as consumers looked for ways to pass the time during the coronavirus pandemic, The NPD Group said Monday. Toy sales through mid-March 2020 were flat with the prior year, the market researcher said. Toy sales spiked 38% in May of last year, a month after federal stimulus checks were distributed to the public. Holiday sales rose 8.3% from 2019, according to data released by the National Retail Federation. The most popular brands, which accounted for 13% of all toy sales last year, included L.O.L.cnbc.com
Lego Star Wars special coming to Disney+
A new special called "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is set to premiere on the streaming platform. According to StarWars.com, its set to take place right after the events of the last film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.In the special, Lego Rey leaves her friends to prepare for "life day." Its a holiday that was first introduced in 1978s Star Wars holiday special. Lego "Star Wars" Holiday Special (Lucasfilm)While on her travels, Rey is thrown into a cross-timeline adventure. The Lego Star Wars holiday special will debut on Disney+ on Nov. 17.
‘Let go those Legos’: Man arrested after toy shoplifting spree, deputies say
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A Port Orange man finds himself surround by cement bricks after deputies say he stole more than a $1,000 worth of Legos from multiple stores. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sean Nicholas Dunlop on a warrant. Deputies say the 30-year-old went on a Lego shoplifting spree throughout the month of September. Dunlop’s shoplifting was first recorded Sept. 7, when he first lifted high valued Lego toys from a Flagler County Target, according to an arrest report. Investigators learned Dunlop also committed similar thefts at Volusia County Target locations and a Kohl’s using the same vehicle and method.
Audio-guided Legos are in the works for people who are visually impaired
A visually impaired boy who was once able to foster his love for Legos while a family friend wrote out instructions for him in Braille is now working with the company to develop audio building guides. That boy, Matthew Shifrin, was born blind. She learned Braille to engage with me and support my Lego passion and then spent countless hours translating Lego instructions into Braille, Shifrin said. Lego building is one of the things we can do.The project Shifrin is working on is currently in a pilot phase. Instructions are available online, either in Braille or from an audio reader recorder or screen reader.
Out of this world: Orlando man recreates moon landing with Lego bricks
Duggins used Lego bricks to recreate the iconic photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Using Lego bricks, the 36-year-old Orlando resident has recreated space scenes such as the Atlantis launch, Buzz Aldrin on the moon and a shuttle in low Earth orbit. Duggins' started combining his passion for Lego, space and photography almost three years ago in September 2016. Jonathan Duggins Duggins recreated the iconic photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon using Lego bricks. Jonathan Duggins An astronaut made of Lego bricks floats inside a space station.
Legoland Hotel to open Friday in Winter Haven
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Starting Friday, a brand new attraction will be drawing visitors to Winter Haven, Florida. The Legoland Hotel will open to the general public just feet away from the entrance of the Legoland theme park. A select few VIP and their families were given a sneak peek of the hotel and its amenities this week. Before walking in the front door, guests were greeted by a large, green, smoke-breathing dragon made out of hundreds of Legos. Brittany Williams with Legoland Florida Resorts says the average guest is booking rooms for two nights, with the first two nights already being completely sold out.
8th grader designs inexpensive Braille printer
8th grader designs inexpensive Braille printer Shubham Banerjee came up with the idea for an affordable Braille printer while playing with Legos. Now at 13 years old, he's just become Silicon Valley's newest tech phenom as the youngest person ever to get venture capital investment for a startup. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com