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Vive La Tour Eiffel – Bon Anniversaire!

On this day in 1889 one French engineer by the name of Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, he did this to mark the completion of said landmark.  It took just over two years to complete and stands at 1,063 feet tall pub quizzers, and …

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Kitchen Politics

Just six weeks to go now before the UK decides, well kind of decides, who’ll be governing the country for the next five years. Deemed to be one of the closest run contests in recent history the party leaders need positive headline grabbing material, its booth policies and personalities we …

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New direction for One Direction?

Well, for now it seems they’ll continue on their tour in faraway lands as a troupe of just four, will angry Zayn devotees be unconsolable that their idol isn;t on stage and demand a 20% refund of their ticket, we doubt it, perhaps just a slightly higher squeal/scream or, for …

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Go absolutely bananas….

We were lucky enough to be on-hand to witness the first ever Bananagrams challenge over the weekend, 12 finalists gathered at the Magic Circle HQ to battle it out between each other for the crown of top banana, the tension was immense. From 15,000 school kids across the UK word-genius …

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Toilet training

Now we don;t mind a few “parp” sounds, kids find it occasionally hilarious, as do grown-ups, the Fart Blaster from Despicable Me is rather a fun toy, Doggie Doo, the terrible plasticine pooping game was a top ten toy in 2013, the Barbie and her coco-pop in appearance pooping dog …

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Top Gear twist on an old classic toy

From spare parts of all types (body, car, vacuum cleaner) through a plethora of other useful everyday items that can be created using 3D printers this is about the best use of one to date (creating a Heisenberg hat for a LEGO minifigure recently slips into 2nd spot). Being big …

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Celebration time, Come on….

Fans of the property trading game have voted in their droves and crowdsourced the first Monopoly set for the forthcoming – Monopoly Here & Now : World edition. Hasbro have shared their list of cities that will make up the 22 slots around the new game when it arrives in …

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Looking over a Four leaf clover

In celebration of that most celebratory of Patron Saints days we bring you a St Patricks Day treat from Toyland, a Paddy’s Day Bundle if you will, a combination of appropriately hued green goodies from Build-a-Bear and a pair of hand crafted, magic dust sprinkled, Irish Fairy Doors to install …

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Tyre squeal time – Speed Champions are here

  We’ve been getting all hot under the bonnet in anticipation for LEGO line to pull into our pit stop, our pulses revved into the red when we caught the full line-up in store earlier this week, we just wanted to get all those car based puns out of our …

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The Fairies are revolting

Some jobsworth this week decided that Fairy Doors that’ve been installed in Wayward Woods down Somerset way (200 in total) are getting out of control and are looking to have them removed – WHAT? The person responsible must have finished counting the four-leaf-clovers and dismantling the tree-swings and is moving …

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