January 22, 2013 |
The new "Legends of Chima" 4-D film coming to Legoland California this spring will take moviegoers to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi . Scheduled to premiere March 7 at the Carlsbad kiddie park, the 4-D film will feature special effects using wind, smoke, water and motion. The 12-minute animated movie tied to a new line of Lego construction toys is also scheduled to debut this year at Legoland theme parks in Florida, Denmark, Germany, England and Malaysia . The " Legends of Chima " story line follows four young animals on a journey through the battle-torn kingdom before concluding with a chariot race pitting lion-leader Laval against the evil crocodile Cragger.
December 26, 2012 |
A Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine Lego set? Yes please! Lego has announced that it will start to put a new Lego set featuring the Delorean time machine, a Lego Doc, and a Lego Marty McFly on a hover board, into production in the next year. Exact timing and pricing are not currently available, but hopefully you just got plenty of Christmas goodies to keep you occupied while you wait. The Delorean Time Machine set came out of the Lego CUUSOO website, where Lego enthusiasts are invited to submit ideas for new Lego sets.
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December 16, 2012 |
The Skid Row Housing Trust has spent decades revitalizing abandoned buildings and hotels in downtown Los Angeles' most destitute neighborhood to serve as shelter for the city's chronically homeless. But for its latest housing project, the trust abandoned its usual technique for a seemingly elementary construction concept. A 102-unit, $20.5-million complex is being built by stacking pre-outfitted apartments atop one another in a Lego-like fashion, limiting construction costs and fast-forwarding the project timeline.
November 30, 2012 |
Debuting an invention that even the creative minds that design plain old plastic Lego bricks probably couldn't have imagined, biologists announced this week that they had figured out a way to make Lego-like bricks from DNA - and to use the teeny-tiny modules to build a variety of different, often intricate, three-dimensional shapes. Having the capability to build nanoscale structures out of DNA bricks is more than mere play: Someday it could help engineers improve medical devices for drug delivery or components for electronic circuits, among other advances, the team wrote in a study that described the new building method ( abstract here )
October 15, 2012 |
One small step for Felix, one great leap for Lego. OK, one big jump for daredevil Felix Baumgartner. It only seemed like there were tributes posted in world-record time after he landed in the record books on Sunday, breaking the sound barrier in a 24-mile fall. One of those was this video clip, a re-creation using Lego figures to promote the ModelMaker Fair in Vienna, which starts Oct. 25. All that was missing was the authoritative, British-accented narration we were treated to during the Summer Olympics.
September 25, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Animal Practice: After a sneak peek last month, this sitcom starts its regular run with Justin Kirk as a New York veterinarian who has an unorthodox style and a penchant for hitting on his clients (8 p.m. NBC). The Middle: Mike (Neil Flynn) accidentally reveals who his favorite child is in the season premiere of the family comedy (8 p.m. ABC)