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A Field of LEGO Daffodils Is "Blooming" in England – Mental Floss

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

April is peak tulip season in Holland, but this year, a city in northeast England is also in bloom: As Mashable reports, a public square in Kingston upon Hull—a metropolis in East Yorkshire, typically referred to as Hull—is now filled with daffodils made from yellow and orange LEGO bricks. More than 1700 flowers, crafted from 146,400 plastic toy bricks, fill a section of Hull’s newly constructed King Edward Square. Bright…

12 LEGO-loving kids conquer first-ever contest to join LEGOLAND Discovery Center – AZCentral.com

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share 300 kids participated in the Legoland Discovery Center’s Creative Crew Challenge April 8. Now, 12 of them are the new ambassadors. Wochit In between competition rounds of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center challenge, mascot “Bertie” interacted with kids.(Photo: Sonja Haller/The Republic) If accidentally stepping on a LEGO in bare feet can amount to any good, it would be that your child’s obsession with the colorful blocks…

‘Star Wars’ places inspiring heroines at the fore of ‘Forces of Destiny’ – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni and others explain the mind-set behind ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny.’ Lucasfilm Daisy Ridley reprises her ‘Force Awakens’ role as Rey in new animation for ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny.’(Photo: Lucasfilm) Star Wars’ newest pop-culture initiative is honoring the legacy of its awesome and inspiring women. Launching this summer, Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a multi-part campaign comprised of…

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Charts – Variety

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the second film Disney has released in the 40-year-old sci-fi franchise, easily took the top spot on the national home video sales charts for the week ended April 9. The film, with a domestic gross of nearly $532 million, cut short the stay at No. 1 of Warner’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the fantasy spinoff of the “Harry Potter” series that…

Forcing Political Correctness On Staff And Heroes Is Killing Marvel … – The Federalist

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Marvel Comics is on a steep decline. For nearly two decades their sales have plummeted, as they’ve flooded the stands with too many books and variant covers, killing the collector’s market. In addition, Marvel has crippled the possibility of the impulse buy. A single, inexpensive pamphlet no longer tells a full story; six or more issues are required to get a complete work. Their distribution is funneled through the monopolistic…

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Charts – Variety

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the second film Disney has released in the 40-year-old sci-fi franchise, easily took the top spot on the national home video sales charts for the week ended April 9. The film, with a domestic gross of nearly $532 million, cut short the stay at No. 1 of Warner’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the fantasy spinoff of the “Harry Potter” series that…

Here’s How to Watch the 2017 Star Wars Celebration Live – TIME

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Star Wars Celebration — the annual LucasFilm-hosted convention for fans of the galaxy far, far away — kicks off Thursday in Orlando, Fla. But for those who can’t make it to the event, there’s an easy — and free — way to stay on top of this year’s going-ons. Beginning Thursday at 11 a.m. ET, there will be a live stream of the Celebration available on StarWars.com and Star Wars…

Video game review: ‘Lego City Undercover’ has a goofy playfulness that’s hard to find – News & Observer

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

‘Lego City Undercover’ has a goofy playfulness that’s hard to find Those ubiquitous plastic blocks known as Legos have been firing kids’ imaginations and bruising parents’ feet for more than six decades now (the first set was released in Denmark in 1949). In recent years, however, a curious thing has happened: Lego has gradually morphed into an unlikely digital entertainment brand. That’s pretty much entirely due to the Lego line…

9 celebrities to see at Indiana Comic Con – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Prepare to be starstruck. Wochit Buy Photo Jen Dorn dressed as Kakashi from “Naruto” at the 2015 Indiana Comic Con at the Indiana Convention Center.(Photo: Michelle Pemberton/IndyStar)Buy Photo If you haven’t noticed the sponsored posts on your Facebook feed, Indiana Comic Con is fast approaching. Besides hosting numerous classes, seminars and panels, the convention has brought numerous celebrities to Indy over its first three years….

Marvel Fired An Artist After He Snuck Religious And Political Symbols Into A New X-Men Comic – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf added the images, which have been described as anti-Christian and anti-Semitic, in two of the panels of the newest comic in Marvel’s X-Men series. Indonesia is world’s most populous Muslim country. “The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings,” Marvel said in a statement over the weekend. “These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors…

Star Wars relaunches its Force for Change campaign in honor of its 40th anniversary – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When The Force Awakens was going into production, Lucasfilm partnered with Omaze for a charity campaign that ultimately raised $4.2 million. With The Last Jedi coming up in December, it’s relaunching Force for Change, offering up a bunch of really cool prizes, with all proceeds going to charities that benefit children around the world. Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley introduce this year’s campaign in a short video, that it coincides…

Video game review: ‘Lego City Undercover’ has a goofy playfulness that’s hard to find – News & Observer

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

‘Lego City Undercover’ has a goofy playfulness that’s hard to find Those ubiquitous plastic blocks known as Legos have been firing kids’ imaginations and bruising parents’ feet for more than six decades now (the first set was released in Denmark in 1949). In recent years, however, a curious thing has happened: Lego has gradually morphed into an unlikely digital entertainment brand. That’s pretty much entirely due to the Lego line…

‘Star Wars’ Celebration: What Could Happen, What Should Happen – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jedi and Sith alike are about to head to sunny Orlando, Fla., where Star Wars Celebration will kick off Thursday. Heat Vision‘s Aaron Couch and Graeme McMillan won’t be taking the trip (follow contributor Chris Hartwell for updates from the ground), but that doesn’t mean they can’t speculate about what should and could be revealed at the festivities. Graeme McMillan: OK, start with the obvious one. The Last Jedi…

Forcing Political Correctness On Employees And Characters Is Killing Marvel Comics – The Federalist

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Marvel Comics is on a steep decline. For nearly two decades their sales have plummeted, as they’ve flooded the stands with too many books and variant covers, killing the collector’s market. In addition, Marvel has crippled the possibility of the impulse buy. A single, inexpensive pamphlet no longer tells a full story; six or more issues are required to get a complete work. Their distribution is funneled through the monopolistic…

Marvel pulls X-Men comic that had a hidden Koranic message. Says the artist: ‘My career is over.’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not content with merely saving the world from godlike despots, genetic cleansing and global annihilation, the X-Men have spent the past half-century tackling a large swath of social issues. Iceman, one of the original X-Men, is one of several to come out as gay. One X-Men movie centered on biomedical ethics. And Magneto once said he intends to fight the war between humans and mutants “by any means necessary.” The line is a nod to…

Thor: Ragnarok trailer obliterates Disney and Marvel record – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Thor films may be some of Marvel’s weaker outings, but that hasn’t stopped fans getting very, very excited for Thor: Ragnarok. People are so keen to see Chris Hemsworth’s short hair and Jeff Goldblum’s turn as The Grandmaster the trailer has broken records. According to Entertainment Weekly, Thor: Ragnarok has become Disney’s most-watched trailer within 24 hours, having been viewed around the world 136 million times. That huge milestone…

Charity raffle gives Star Wars fans the chance to be in a movie – ABC Action News

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Star Wars fans could have the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to a charity raffle. Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? That’s one of three experiences being offered up in the raffle being put on by Star Wars and Omaze. One winner will visit the set of the upcoming Han Solo movie, with a chance to be in it. You’ll see costumes, props and sets before anyone…

Marvel pulls X-Men comic that had a hidden Koranic message. Says the artist: ‘My career is over.’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not content with merely saving the world from godlike despots, genetic cleansing and global annihilation, the X-Men have spent the past half-century tackling a large swath of social issues. Iceman, one of the original X-Men, is one of several to come out as gay. One X-Men movie centered on biomedical ethics. And Magneto once said he intends to fight the war between humans and mutants “by any means necessary.” The line is a nod to…

“All eras” of Star Wars come together in revealing Battlefront II trailer – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

reader comments 14 A new cinematic trailer for the next announced Star Wars video game, Battlefront II, was briefly advertised on an official EA Twitter account before being deleted. As of press time, mirrors of the video still haven’t been taken down. Normally, an all-sizzle, no-gameplay trailer doesn’t constitute a reason to break into your regularly scheduled news feed, but the trailer does hint at new things for the multiplayer-focused series, including…

Marvel pulls X-Men comic that had a hidden Koranic message. Says the artist: ‘My career is over.’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not content with merely saving the world from godlike despots, genetic cleansing and global annihilation, the X-Men have spent the past half-century tackling a large swath of social issues. Iceman, one of the original X-Men, is one of several to come out as gay. One X-Men movie centered on biomedical ethics. And Magneto once said he intends to fight the war between humans and mutants “by any means necessary.” The line is a nod to…