Little Kids Just LOVE “Call of Duty”!

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And, as if on cue, Activision once again shows its utter tone deafness by releasing children’s toys based on Call of Duty. The sets feature locations, figures, weapons, and vehicles from the games, which should not be played by anyone under age 17. These aren’t collectible action figures, which might be said to have an adult [Read More...]

LEGO Used to Restore Ancient Sarcophagus

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LEGO: is there anything it can’t do? A 3000 year old mummy case in the possession of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has been restored to its former shape using LEGO. The conservation of the cartonnage [a kind of linen papier mache] mummy case was undertaken with the assistance of the Department of Engineering, who helped [Read More...]

Lego: Habemus Papam Edition

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Here’s a closeup, but I want you to go to Shower of Roses to see the whole thing from various angles. Too cool. [Read more...]

It’s Advent in Lego City!

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It’s the 1st of December, which means all over the world eager Catholic kids are digging into door #1 of their Advent calenders for an undoubtedly disappointing piece of tiny, low-grade chocolate. Here at Casa McD, we roll a bit differently. I’m going to be tweeting the next 24 days of offerings from the Lego Advent Calender, [Read More...]

Add Some Lego to Your Advent

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Or some Advent to your Lego. Either way, these are a big hit along with standard candy Advent calenders and, of course, the Advent wreath and all the rest. Yes, they’re expensive. Welcome to the world of Lego. It lasts forever. (My kids still play with my Lego.) Lego City Advent Calender.  Lego Star Wars [Read More...]

Tolkien + Lego + Videogames=AWESOME!

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Awwww-yeaaaah! Coming this Fall: And don’t forget to accessorize with the new Lego Lord of the Rings building sets. There are some neat preview movies at the official Lego site. [Read more...]

Behold! The Lego Rosary

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Posted at MementoMoose on Etsy. And don’t forget that Lego does Advent calenders in both Regular and Star Wars flavors, with a small self-contained thing for each day. (I have seen these Advent calendars sell out, so if you really want one don’t wait until December.) [Read more...]

Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ of Awesomeness

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This is the Lego Star Wars Organ by Builders of Sounds: You turn it with a handle, and as the various figures pass under these hammers, they make music. Here’s how the team did it: “We took the iconic Star Wars Main Theme, rearranged it and translated it into a matrix – the constrution blueprint [Read More...]

So THAT’S What’s Inside a Lego Minifig

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Who knew? from Geekologie [Read more...]