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Talk and Build Like a Pirate With the LEGO Pirate Roller Coaster

LEGO my pirate treasure! This year, spend Talk Like a Pirate Day assembling your new LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Roller…

A GeekDad Takes Southampton’s Chantry Island Tour

If you visit Ontario's Bruce Peninsula area, be sure to check out the family-friendly Chantry Island tour out of Southampton,…

Top 3 Things To Do In Chicago

We recently got a chance to hit the Windy City for a week. Cowed by the sheer number of things…

We Are Knitters Dinka Scarf for Kids Kit

Get crafting and making with your kids! Teaching them how to knit is the perfect craft for kids as young…

Start Planning Now for Free Museum Day!

Mark your calendars for Free Museum Day, next month! Thanks, 'Smithsonian Magazine'!

Puzzle Books for the Whole Family

If you or your family is the puzzle-loving sort, here are three new puzzle books, with a little something for…

Fandoms and Geekery: It’s Okay to Not Like What Other People Like

If everyone but you likes the latest geeky thing, do not fret. Stick with what you like—it's important to be…

My 30-Day LEGO Build Challenge: The End Result

Learn what happened when I built 30 different LEGO Architecture Studio structures in 30-ish days.

Would You Pay $0.42/min. to Play ‘Fortnite’ at the Airport?

The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport has installed a gaming lounge where you can pay to play popular titles while you wait…

10 Things to Know For Your Family Trip to Aulani – Disney’s Hawaiian Resort

Aulani is Disney's family-friendly resort on O'ahu, Hawai'i. It's filled with pools, food, stories, and the kind of high-quality experiences…

Bring Order to a Chaotic World With ‘How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps’

Design and make your own custom hand-made maps using the inspiration and step-by-step instructions in this gorgeous and informative book.

Geek Links: Middle Earth in Color

Oxford's Bodleian Library is showing of JRR Tolkien's in a new exhibition of his drawings. BBC Arts have all the…

7 Great Things I Saw at the UK Games Expo

I had a great first visit to the UK Games Expo. Here are 7 great things I found at the…

How to Renew a Passport in a Few Hours

I recently went through the ordeal of getting a brand new passport for my daughter and a very last-minute passport…

My 30-Day Build Challenge: LEGO Architecture Studio

Kicking off a 30-day LEGO build challenge with an architecture theme.

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2018 Is Almost Here!

For five years now, Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) has provided the southeast with an amazing event filled with arcade games…

Legoland California’s Newest (Castle) Hotel Is Now Open!

The brand new Legoland Castle Hotel is now open at the Legoland California resort in Carlsbad, California!

Welcome Springtime With LEGO

Build on the season's beginnings with some themed and some new LEGO sets.

Happy 40th Anniversary to the LEGO Minifigure!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure. Which one was your first?

Itty Bitty Books: Uncovering a Lost Storybook From Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, Plus Make Your Own Tiny Book Library

Shrink yourself down to size and step into Queen Mary's (or your own) dollhouse library, reading tiny literary works.

A New “Marvel Universe LIVE!” Hits the Stands

A new and expanded set of heroes and villains from the Marvel universe come to life to battle for the…

Discover Your Roots, Part #4: Using Local and More Obscure Records to Focus Your Search

Some of the most helpful or enlightening documents are often some of the most obscure or hard to find. Here…

GeekDad Paints! Use Zenithal Shading for Quick and Easy Highlights

Sometimes, the most daunting part of painting a miniature is getting started. Here's a trick I've started to use to…

That’s a Wrap: Planet Comicon 2018

Another year, another Planet Comicon in the books. GeekDad was on-site in Kansas City, Missouri, for the best Planet Comicon…

6 Facts We Learned About ‘The Toys That Made Us’ From Producer Brian Volk-Weiss (Including What’s Next)

We interview the Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator and producer of the Netflix series 'The Toys That Made Us,' about some…

Geek Links: Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Opening Announced!

Walt Disney World has announced that the eagerly-awaited Toy Story Land will open at its Disney's Hollywood Studios park on…

My Gleeful Geeky Wedding – Thanks to FunSuits and Etsy

Guys, GeekDad Mordechai got married! In a gloriously geeky way. Check out some great ideas from Etsy for a geeky…

GeekDad Paints: ‘Star Wars: Imperial Assault’ – Luke, IG-88, Jyn Odan, Mak Eshka’rey, Rebel Saboteurs

It's been a long couple of years, but my initial primed 'Imperial Assault' figures are finally all painted! Does this…

LEGO Celebrates 60th Anniversary With NYC LEGO Brick Stunt!

Today and this weekend, go to New York City's Flatiron Plaza to check out LEGO's 60th anniversary stunt!

Staff Picks: 7 Criminally Underrated YouTube Channels

Battling for views and subscribers is hard, and for every channel with one million or more subscribers, there are hundreds…