Legoland Japan set to partially reopen on Saturday

Business May 22, 2020

Legoland Japan set to partially reopen on Saturday

The Legoland Japan Resort will partially reopen on Saturday, its operator said, following a decision by the Aichi Prefectural Government to lift a business closure request aimed at curbing coronavirus infections. The reopening of the theme park in Nagoya was initially set for Friday, but ...

Legoland Japan in Nagoya postpones partial reopening

Business / Corporate May 21, 2020

Legoland Japan in Nagoya postpones partial reopening

Legoland Japan Resort will postpone the partial reopening, slated for Friday, of its theme park in Nagoya, the company said Thursday. The postponement comes in line with a coronavirus-related business closure request from the prefectural government. The theme park's top priority is the safety of visitors, ...

Nagoya's Legoland Japan to partially reopen from Friday

Business May 19, 2020

Nagoya's Legoland Japan to partially reopen from Friday

Legoland Japan Resort, a theme park in Nagoya, will partially reopen from Friday, after intermittent closures since late February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its operator said Tuesday. Opening hours will be shortened to 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays ...

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 ...