World Apr 27, 2019

China police smash $30 million fake Lego ring

Chinese police have dismantled a ring accused of manufacturing some $30 million worth of counterfeit Lego sold across the country, authorities said. Police earlier this week raided the premises of Lepin — a Chinese toymaker manufacturing Lego knockoffs in the southern city of Shenzhen — ...

Lego to open 80 new toy shops in China this year

Business Feb 1, 2019

Lego to open 80 new toy shops in China this year

Danish toymaker Lego plans to more than double the number of shops in China this year to 140 in its most rapid expansion in any market as demand for its colourful plastic bricks remains unaffected by a broader slowdown in the economy. With declining or ...

Lego builds the year's first true blockbuster

Film Mar 20, 2014

Lego builds the year's first true blockbuster

by Jun Hongo

Film director Phil Lord has fond childhood memories of days spent playing with Lego's colorful plastic blocks. He says he would simply dump what he had on the floor and create a huge mess. "I never remember picking them up," he says. He also did ...

Lego faces have gotten angrier, study finds

World / Offbeat Jun 14, 2013

Lego faces have gotten angrier, study finds

by Caitlin Dewey

Washington Legos haven't become astronomically expensive in the past 35 years — a new international study says the popular kids' toy has also developed a bit of an attitude problem. Lego characters released since the early 1990s are proportionately more angry, the study found. Authors of ...

Sony lab offers a peek into the future

Business May 29, 2013

Sony lab offers a peek into the future

by Kazuaki Nagata

A miniature rotor craft controlled through a head-mounted display and Lego blocks manipulated with a PlayStation controller: These were just a couple of examples of new ideas and creativity on display last week at a two-day open house held by Sony Computer Science Laboratories ...