Global Pandemic: Through the Eyes of Children

The Associated Press asked children across the globe to talk about their lives — and their future — amid the coronavirus pandemic. They expressed themselves in drawings, song, dance and even LEGO. AP Video produced by Martha Irvine. (May 27)

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Thousands of Lego fans gather to build megacity in Finland | AFP

A Vermeer oil painting, a theme park, and even President Trump all receive the Lego treatment as thousands of models made of the iconic plastic bricks go on show at Finland’s largest ever Lego convention. Organisers expect 15,000 enthusiasts to take part in the mass-building event this weekend, where participants will rifle through millions of plastic blocks to construct their own part of a Lego megacity .

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Danica Patrick Poses With LEGO Twin

Race car driver Danica Patrick got a surprise Tuesday in New York’s Times Square – a life-sized statue of her made entirely out of Lego’s. Patrick will retire after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. (May 22)

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Legoland creates Royal Wedding out of bricks

Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, Legoland Windsor builds a miniature version of Windsor Castle on the wedding day, complete with Lego versions of the Royal Family.

H&M recalls Lego-themed socks after customers spot ‘Allah’ in design

H&M was forced to remove a range of children’s socks from its stores after receiving complaints that part of a design featuring a Lego man with a jackhammer allegedly resembled Arabic script for “Allah.”

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You Can Visit A Massive LEGO​ House In Denmark

Lego fan? This is the place for you. Lego House has opened in Billund, Denmark. It has 130,000 square feet of play space for the ultimate Lego fan. The building itself looks like Lego bricks stacked together. 25 million Lego bricks can be found on the inside. A giant Lego tree towers inside and it is made of over 6 million bricks. There’s also giant dinosaurs! The four different play zones each have a different theme, a history museum, and what would a Lego House be without a Lego store? What would you build at Lego House?

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Record 36m tower built in memory of LEGO-loving child cancer victim

Thousands take part in erecting what is reportedly the tallest Lego toy tower ever built, in order to honor an eight-year-old boy who died of cancer.

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Tel Aviv Honors Child With Tallest Lego Tower

The death of an eight-year-old local boy has been marked in Tel Aviv by the construction of what is claimed to be the tallest-ever Lego tower. (Dec 27)

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Lego Full-Scale McLaren 720S Built With 280,000 Bricks

This is a full-scale Lego car. Lego came out with a small kit based off of the McLaren 720S, but this model is full-scale. It used 280,000 bricks and took more than 2,000 man-hours to build. We have had our own experience with the 720S, but the real one looks a little less blocky?

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Meet Britain’s only certified LEGO builder

Duncan Titmarsh is the UK’s only certified Lego builder. He has a giant factory with over 35 million bricks and 24 builders working full-time. They complete an average of 600-700 projects per year.

Prices for the models range from a few thousand to tens of thousands of pounds.

He began building Lego models a decade ago in his garden shed, started a small part-time business, and then got certified by Lego in 2010.

His biggest one to date is a Lego Tower Bridge for Land Rover. It took 5.8 million bricks, 25 people, and 6 months to build. It weighed 5.5 tons, was 40m long, and 40m tall.

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This man built a mini-Lego Tower Bridge by the real one

Lego master Tommy Oswin Williams spent the day building a miniature Tower Bridge in front of the real landmark in London.

The whole process took him 13.5 hours using 4,295 pieces.

The real Tower Bridge took 8 years to build.

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Why Lego Remains The World’s Most Profitable Toy (HBO)

LEGO might be the world’s only recession-proof toy company. The recession hit the toy industry hard over the last 10 years, but while other companies struggled, LEGO has become the world’s most profitable toymaker by far.

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Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece

Portraits of 176 political prisoners made with 1.2 million Lego bricks: this is how Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has chosen to make a statement about crackdowns on dissent. First shown at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay in 2014, “Trace” has opened for a six-month run at Washington’s Hirshhorn museum.