LEGO Rebrick SuperBots Contest Posted by Richard on July 6, 2017 at 10:38 PM CST:
The LEGO Company is hosting a SuperBots contest via Rebrick. I think they are looking primarily for moving creations powered by Mindstorms products, though the contest rules do not seem to exclude anything in particular so long as it's a robot or robot themed. Forum link.
Beauty And The Beast Mini Build At LEGO Stores Posted by Richard on March 3, 2017 at 10:31 PM CST:
If you are a VIP member and between the ages of 6-14, you can participate in a mini build event at LEGO® Stores on the 4th and 11th of March. They recommend calling ahead to reserve a spot to participate. The model in question is a miniature version of the castle features in "Beauty And The Beast", which is being released as a live action movie later this month. Forum link
LEGO Stores Hosting Event For Older Builders Posted by Richard on February 4, 2017 at 05:46 PM CST:
My local LEGO® Store at the Crabtree Valley mall is hosting an event for 18+ builders on February 14th. Usually the store caters to it's younger shoppers, so its nice to see something that doesn't have an age cap at 14. The same event is also being held for younger builders on February 11th. Be sure to check your local store events and sign up ahead of time, and don't forget to sign up for a free VIP membership if you haven't already, as some of these events are VIP exclusive. Forum link.
Bits And Bricks Posted by Richard on December 10, 2016 at 09:58 PM CST:
Spotted by Baxor from our forums: The Hour of Code™ is a worldwide event created by Code.org to introduce millions of kids to computer programming. Learn to code with Bit and see how many challenges you can complete in an hour. Baxor theorizes this is intended to be an introduction into LEGO® Mindstorms programming. It reminds me of The LEGO® Group's WeDo education products. Forum link.
A Chance To Be A LEGO Master Builder? Posted by Richard on December 2, 2015 at 09:42 PM CST:
Katherine Land, who seems to represent the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Michigan, wrote in to give us a heads-up about an interesting job position. They will soon be taking applications, and holding a set of timed building contests to crown a new Master Builder to work at their discovery center. I've included an edited version of the email as well as the full job description in the full story.
LEGO Worlds Update 2 Is Live Posted by Richard on August 24, 2015 at 08:10 PM CST:
My copy of LEGO® Worlds started downloading a patch when I logged into steam today. Upon inspection, it was almost a gigabyte in size. I checked the game's community page where they confirmed this was the "Update 2" patch, including a number of new features. Forum link.
AAHHG! Posted by Richard on April 6, 2015 at 08:07 PM CST:
If you are a LEGO® VIP member, a very interesting piece of marketing is likely on its way to you, if not already in your hands. I wont spoil the surprise for you, unless you hate jump scares, in which case you might want to click the link at the end of the post so you don't fall victim for it like I did.