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Lego reports highest revenue in 85-year history – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lego has reported the highest revenues in its 85-year history even as profits returned to a more “sustainable” level after years of double-digit growth. Sales in 2016 rose 6pc on the previous year to hit a new high of 37.9bn Danish kroner (£4.4bn), although in the previous year they had shot up 25pc. The brick toy company’s profit rose 1.7pc to 12.2bn kroner last year. Bali Padda, the first non-Dane to…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer reveals Luke Skywalker’s opening words to Rey as Carrie Fisher, John Boyega … – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

STAR Wars fans have been sent into a frenzy by the first trailer for new movie The Last Jedi. While the clip has remained under wraps, a Los Angeles Times reporter has shared some of the first details with fans on Twitter after it was aired at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting in Denver. Luke Skywalker’s first words were revealed Rey comes face to face with Luke on the mountain top Daniel…

8 fun facts about Barbara Millicent Roberts on Barbie Day – New York Daily News

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

March 9 is Barbie Day. Here are eight things you may not have known about America’s most (in)famous doll. Wait, Barbie had a last name all this time? Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie is named after creator Ruth Handler’s own daughter Barbara (Ken — whose last name is apparently Carson — is named after her son). Barbie is named after creator Ruth Handler’s own daughter…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is Marvel and Netflix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels will open in September – Curbed

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

It was an idea destined to happen: a whole building dedicated to Lego, built with nothing but massive Lego-style “bricks.” Indeed, word of the real-life Lego building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group first got out in 2013. Fast-forward four years, the pile of 21 white blocks is coming along nicely, looking just as Lego-y as early renderings suggested. Slated to open to the public on September 28 this year, the…

Lego sees record revenue as demand grows globally – The Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy maker Lego says its famous colored toy blocks were in high demand in most regions last year, helping its full year revenue to increase 6 percent to 37.9 billion kroner ($5.4 billion). The privately-held group said it was the highest revenue figure in the company’s 85-year history. Net profit for 2016 was 9.4 billion kroner ($1.3 billion), compared with 9.2 billion kroner in 2015….

Lego’s ‘supernatural’ sales growth slows – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Lego hit record sales last year, but could not dislodge Barbie maker Mattel as the world’s biggest toy company. The perennially popular plastic brick maker grew sales by 6% to 37.9bn Danish kroner ($5.38bn; £4.42bn), a slowdown from 25% growth the year before. Finance chief John Goodwin said its “performance up to 2016 has been absolutely phenomenal, some would say supernatural”. But he said it slowed…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is Marvel and Netflix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels will open in September – Curbed

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

It was an idea destined to happen: a whole building dedicated to Lego, built with nothing but massive Lego-style “bricks.” Indeed, word of the real-life Lego building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group first got out in 2013. Fast-forward four years, the pile of 21 white blocks is coming along nicely, looking just as Lego-y as early renderings suggested. Slated to open to the public on September 28 this year, the…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer reveals Luke Skywalker’s opening words to Rey as Carrie Fisher, John Boyega … – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

STAR Wars fans have been sent into a frenzy by the first trailer for new movie The Last Jedi. While the clip has remained under wraps, a Los Angeles Times reporter has shared some of the first details with fans on Twitter after it was aired at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting in Denver. Luke Skywalker’s first words were revealed Rey comes face to face with Luke on the mountain top Daniel…

‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels will open in September – Curbed

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

It was an idea destined to happen: a whole building dedicated to Lego, built with nothing but massive Lego-style “bricks.” Indeed, word of the real-life Lego building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group first got out in 2013. Fast-forward four years, the pile of 21 white blocks is coming along nicely, looking just as Lego-y as early renderings suggested. Slated to open to the public on September 28 this year, the…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is Marvel and Netflix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ sneak peek yields some clues – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Spoiler Alert! ​“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ​appears to pick up ​right ​where “The Force Awakens” left off. A sneak peek at the franchise’s ​eighth installment, shown Wednesday to Disney shareholders and Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller​, has ​Luke Skywalker ask​ing Rey​,​ “Who are you?” as she hands him back his long-lost light saber on top of a sprawling green hill. ​​Miller ​also ​tweeted that familiar characters will be…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is Marvel and Netflix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

Photos: Happy Birthday, Barbie! – Parade

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

(Tamra Bolton) I have always felt an affinity for Barbie. We share the same birth year and I spent many blissful childhood hours dressing my Barbie in a vast array of custom outfits. My dear Aunt Helen made dozens of gorgeous capes, evening gowns, jackets and dresses for my little blonde friend…I still have them…and the doll. I also have her brunette friend and one store-bought outfit. We are all…

BIG’s LEGO House Tops Out, Gets September Opening Date – ArchDaily

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Courtesy of LEGO The BIG-designed LEGO House has topped out and is headed toward completion ahead of its just-announced grand opening date on September 28. Located near LEGO’s corporate campus, in the heart of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO experience center will provide an estimated 250,000 yearly guests with a variety of LEGO-themed activities within its 12,000 square meters, inviting visitors of all ages to play and unleash their creativity. +12 Courtesy…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first footage shown – Polygon

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Disney shareholders were presented with footage from many of the company’s upcoming films at today’s meeting, but perhaps the most exciting reveal was the first footage shown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is likely part of the same footage that the public will see at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month — and it’s unlikely any of the press or shareholders at the meeting will leak the…

Getting Started In Lego Worlds – Kotaku

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Before you start building your own worlds in Lego’s answer to Minecraft, you’ve got to learn the roles and earn some gold bricks. Let’s take a look at the opening moments of Lego Worlds. Advertisement When it launched in early access for PC back in 2015, Lego Worlds was a much more Minecraftian (it’s a word) experience. It was loose and free-form, with players generating random worlds and exploring to…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is the Marvel and Netlfix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the five most outlandish fan theories – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Maybe it’s Disney’s fault. Eight months prior to the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we had at least witnessed a startling teaser trailer for JJ Abrams’ movie. But there has been little to no verifiable information about forthcoming sequel The Last Jedi, bar that tantalising title. Into this void have crept dark things (and YouTube vloggers) peddling rumours, conspiracy theories and downright lies. Moreover, where many of these…