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Brick by brick: Lego store coming to Columbus shopping center – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fans of the plastic construction toy products made by Lego have a treat in store for them in Columbus. Bricks & Minifigs, a new and used Lego retailer franchised and operated locally by Chris Patterson, is coming to The Landings shopping center in Columbus. The store, which is going in the former Fine and Funky retail space at 5592 Whitesville Road, in the upper level of The Landings, is expected…

Someone Built a Working Lego Version of the Red Keep From Game of Thrones’ Opening – Gizmodo

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

The opening for HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the few title sequences you don’t want to skip past during a binge-watching session. But Claus-Marc Hahn might be a bigger fan of those opening credits than the show itself, having built a massive animated version of Red Keep using nothing but Lego and Mindstorms. It required over 125,000 Lego pieces to realize this recreation, including some marvelously detailed custom…

First Look: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Alicia Vikander had a major breakout year in 2015, playing both a mysterious (and eventually vengeful) robot in Ex Machina as well as a devoted wife and artist in The Danish Girl. It was the latter role that won her the Oscar and could have minted an entire career in thoughtful period dramas. Instead, for her follow-up, Vikander is going the action-heroine route, donning the iconic tank top and cargo…

Mattel Is Teaming Up With ABC for a New Competition Series to Find Its Next Big Toy – Adweek

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Over the decades, TV shows have inspired plenty of toys, but nothing quite like this before. Mattel and ABC have teamed up to launch a new, Shark Tank-like reality competition series, The Toy Box, in which toy inventors vie for approval from a group of toy experts, followed by a precocious panel of kid judges. At the season’s end, Mattel will manufacture the winning toy, which will be sold exclusively…

Insider Q&A: Mattel’s COO talks Barbie movie – SFGate

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Caption Close In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, photo, Richard Dickson, president and chief operating officer of Mattel Inc., stands for a photo on Mattel’s showroom floor at Toy Fair, in New York. Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. less…

Moms Create ‘Hello Hijabs’ for Barbie Dolls to Teach Inclusiveness – Fox News Insider

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday Morning Futures has insight on the London terror attack, including possible ISIS ties and the global fallout. Plus, what’s the latest in the wiretap scandal? Corey Lewandowski breaks it down on MediaBuzz.

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the AI Apocalypse – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Musk and others who have raised a warning flag on A.I. have sometimes been treated like drama queens. In January 2016, Musk won the annual Luddite Award, bestowed by a Washington tech-policy think tank. Still, he’s got some pretty good wingmen. Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Bill Gates told Charlie Rose that A.I. was…

Insider Q&A: Mattel’s COO talks Barbie movie – SFGate

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Caption Close In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, photo, Richard Dickson, president and chief operating officer of Mattel Inc., stands for a photo on Mattel’s showroom floor at Toy Fair, in New York. Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. less…

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ scenes will not be changed – The Detroit News

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Carrie Fisher attends the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 in Hollywood, California. The next installment, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” will not be changed because of her death.(Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Los Angeles “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t…

With Justice League, Has Warner Bros. Learned a Lesson From Marvel? – CBR (blog)

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Some filmmakers, stars and studios do deliver on their promises — or so the new “Justice League” trailer would seem to indicate. Director Zack Snyder pledged last summer that the film wouldn’t be as dark as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” while Batman actor Ben Affleck more recently characterized it as a “rebirth” of the fledgling DC Extended Universe. Fans got a big, sardonic snapshot of just that on…

Amy Schumer drops out of role as Barbie in upcoming film – NBC4i.com

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Schumer won’t be playing Barbie after all. Variety reports the comedian has dropped out of a live-action film based on the Mattel doll due to scheduling conflicts. Variety says the movie was scheduled to start shooting on June 23, but Schumer has a lengthy promotional tour for her comedy, “Snatched,” which opens in May. She’s also set to begin shooting “She Came to Me” with…

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ scenes will not be changed – The Detroit News

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Carrie Fisher attends the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 in Hollywood, California. The next installment, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” will not be changed because of her death.(Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Los Angeles “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t…

State hosts seminar for Fair Housing Month – News & Observer

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Landlords and property managers have a chance to learn about what constitutes discrimination in housing. April is Fair Housing Month, and marks 49 years since the landmark federal act that prohibits discrimination in housing. The Maine Human Rights Association is working with legal assistance and disability groups to host seminars targeted at the public and anyone who sells, leases, owns or manages residential property. Trainings are scheduled for April 4…

The Empire Strikes First in the Star Wars Rebels Season Finale – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Grand Admiral Thrawn proved his worth on the finale of Star Wars Rebels. All Images: Disney XD Forty years ago, the opening crawl of the original Star Wars revealed the Rebels’ had just won “their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.” Given that we knew a major battle would be ending the third season of Star Wars Rebels, that presumably meant things in the finale probably weren’t going to…

Giraffes R Us, says Toys ‘R’ Us – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

April, the pregnant giraffe, has become an internet sensation. For Toys “R” Us, which has had Geoffrey as its mascot 60 years, April gives the company a marketing opportunity for the digital age.(Photo: Andrew Thayer/Press & Sun-Bulletin (N.Y.)) Story Highlights The “giraffe cam” is a video feed featuring pregnant giraffe April The Toys “R” Us logo now appears in a corner of the video feed A giraffe has been used…

Giraffes R Us, says Toys ‘R’ Us – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

April, the pregnant giraffe, has become an internet sensation. For Toys “R” Us, which has had Geoffrey as its mascot 60 years, April gives the company a marketing opportunity for the digital age.(Photo: Andrew Thayer/Press & Sun-Bulletin (N.Y.)) Story Highlights The “giraffe cam” is a video feed featuring pregnant giraffe April The Toys “R” Us logo now appears in a corner of the video feed A giraffe has been used…

Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane incident – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Giraffes R Us, says Toys ‘R’ Us – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

April, the pregnant giraffe, has become an internet sensation. For Toys “R” Us, which has had Geoffrey as its mascot 60 years, April gives the company a marketing opportunity for the digital age.(Photo: Andrew Thayer/Press & Sun-Bulletin (N.Y.)) Story Highlights The “giraffe cam” is a video feed featuring pregnant giraffe April The Toys “R” Us logo now appears in a corner of the video feed A giraffe has been used…