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05

Feb

LEGO responds to 7-year-old’s viral critiqueCharlotte Benjamin’s succinct complaint about the lack of ‘Lego girl people’ warranted a quick response from the toy maker.

LEGO responds to 7-year-old’s viral critique
Charlotte Benjamin’s succinct complaint about the lack of ‘Lego girl people’ warranted a quick response from the toy maker.

19

Dec

Young genius builds LEGO car that runs on airThe full-size drivable hot rod was built with 500,000 LEGO pieces.

Young genius builds LEGO car that runs on air
The full-size drivable hot rod was built with 500,000 LEGO pieces.

08

Dec

DIY puzzle feeders for catsThese toys provide mental stimulation for cats and encourage healthy eating habits, but there’s no reason to buy them when you can make your own.

DIY puzzle feeders for cats
These toys provide mental stimulation for cats and encourage healthy eating habits, but there’s no reason to buy them when you can make your own.

16

Oct

Were these toys ever a good idea?
Take a look at how U.S. toy safety standards came about and see some of the most famous banned toys.

01

Oct

Special teddy bear could help kids cope with diabetesChildren can feed Jerry the Bear, regulate his insulin, prick his fingers and even play games via the large screen on his chest.

Special teddy bear could help kids cope with diabetes
Children can feed Jerry the Bear, regulate his insulin, prick his fingers and even play games via the large screen on his chest.

26

Aug

With new set, LEGO invites amateur architects to dream big, build smallDenmark’s most beloved import, LEGO, releases a new architectural toolkit for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene building block-loving adults that comes complete with a 272-page ‘inspirational guidebook.’

With new set, LEGO invites amateur architects to dream big, build small
Denmark’s most beloved import, LEGO, releases a new architectural toolkit for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene building block-loving adults that comes complete with a 272-page ‘inspirational guidebook.’

12

Jul

A Barbie doll that looks like a real person
A designer has made one of the iconic dolls from average woman’s measurements, and she looks great!

17

Jun

Why are those Lego figures scowling?Since 1989, the proportion of happy Lego faces has decreased, while the proportion of angry faces have increased.

Why are those Lego figures scowling?
Since 1989, the proportion of happy Lego faces has decreased, while the proportion of angry faces have increased.

03

Mar

unconsumption:

Stickers + empty cartons = fire trucks! 
Why not turn packaging into simple toys?
Reusable stickers, printed on 100% recycled, uncoated paper, via Box Play for Kids, mentioned previously on Unconsumption here. 

unconsumption:

Stickers + empty cartons = fire trucks! 

Why not turn packaging into simple toys?

Reusable stickers, printed on 100% recycled, uncoated paper, via Box Play for Kids, mentioned previously on Unconsumption here

28

Jan

treehugger:

100 famous Italian designers each made a toy car out of one block of wood. There’s so much creativity and variety in the designs. These, like your kids, should get better with age!