LEGO Architecture Goes Flat for the Flatiron Building

The LEGO Architecture Flatiron set is pictured in front of New York's iconic Flatiron Building, Wednesday, April. 29, 2015, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for LEGO Systems)

The newest addition to the Architecture line is New York City’s Flatiron Building. Rising up from a triangular wedge of land between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and East 22nd Street, the Flatiron Building became one of the city’s tallest buildings at 20 stories when it was completed in 1902. The building has since been recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Brick Loot Monthly Subscription

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Brick Loot is a monthly subscription box geared towards LEGO and BRICK lovers. Brick Loot was created by nine-year-old Parker Krex from Chicago, Illinois. At age four, Parker was reviewing his LEGO sets for YouTube and has since then founded the Brick Loot empire with the help of his parents. Continue reading

MoonBots 2015 Challenge Begins with Call for Explorers, Adventurers and Dreamers


The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge launches today and its a great way for kids to learn about space, robotics, and pick up some STEM skills at the same time. Continue reading

5 Questions With a 5-Year-Old: One Year Later


A look back at the past year of 5 Questions with a 5-Year-Old, including all 29 interviews, lessons learned, and where we’re going from here. Continue reading

Another New Lego Spin-off Announced: ‘The Billion Brick Race’


Warner Bros. just announced another new Lego spin-off movie–‘The Billion Brick Race.’ This movie is in addition to the other three spin-offs already announced–‘Ninjago’ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ in 2017, and ‘The Lego Movie 2′ in 2018. Continue reading

Calling All Makers: Be a Part of the Denver Mini Maker Faire


Fire up your soldering irons and sharpen up your scissors. The 2015 Mini Maker Faire is returning to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science June 13-14, and they want you. Continue reading

LEGO Fusion Is Augmented Reality for Tweens

LEGO Fusion

Augmented Reality (AR) is not just the stuff of wearable displays (like Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens), ghostly virtual assistants, and floating keyboards any more. In a perfectly appropriate blend of real and virtual innovation, LEGO has found a way to use AR that embellishes the building blocks and increases creativity and real-world play (rather than take away from it) with the LEGO Fusion group of sets. Continue reading

Top 10 Highlights of Toy Fair 2015


One GeekDad’s take on the Top 10 innovative and exciting products at Toy Fair 2015. Continue reading

Help, My House Is Becoming Over-run by Whovians

Doctor Who infiltration

Let me get this out of the way upfront. Unlike many of my GeekDad peers, I am not well versed in all things Doctor Who. Up until last summer, my primary exposure to the series was watching old reruns on TV whenever I was sick, home from school and nothing else was on. Continue reading

GeekDad’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s is next weekend, so your window for finding that perfect gift is rapidly closing. Thankfully our crack team of GeekParents has compiled a quick list of ideas that are sure to appeal to your geeky significantly other. Continue reading