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Argos xmas

We saw the Xmas cards up in the aisles before the Halloween stuff went on sale this year, retailers are gagging to get us in the festive spirit earlier than ever before! Don’t be all bah humbug though, Xmas divert season has also kicked off early, contenders are looking good …

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Brick based break anyone? LEGO and Airbnb combine.

LEGO Airbnb competition

The newly opened LEGO House in Billund and Airbnb have teamed up to bring one family the ultimate brick based sleepover. You’ll be welcomed by Jamie, a master builder, treated to some top-secret LEGO tips and tricks and then some lunch served by two robot waiters.   The doors will …

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Sizzling sausage anyone?

Silly Sausage game

It has been rather remiss of us to forget #uksausageweek, we’re already two days into this event organized by the team @meatmanagement, a magazine to which we don’t subscribe which is why we’re late to join this week long event to salute the sausage. Whatever your dietary requirements you can …

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New records are set, Rubik’s champions bask in speed cubing glory

Granted a Royal Charter in 1281 to hold a weekly market and annual fair the town of Stevenage again made the record books at the weekend. Competitors from the four corners attempted a multitude of Rubik cube based disciplines including solve the cube in under 10 seconds, use your feet and completing …

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Bring the UpsideDown into your front room – Stranger Things games are here

Stranger Things Monopoly

The moment is almost upon us, Stranger Things 2 gets aired tomorrow on Netflix and, well, the streets will be empty. Ideal timing for our goggle-boxes this new series if the perfect way to kick off your Halloween season and, if you’ve not seen the first series, binge watch that. …

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Giant Meccano Liver bird finds next outside shopping centre

Liver bird made from Meccano in Liverpool

  The winged creature synonymous with the city of Liverpool has existed in one guise or another since the 13th century. There are in fact pub quiz facts a plenty to be found on the Wikipedia page dedicated to said creature. This here is the world’s largest Liver Bird, entirely made …

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Play the mountain mining game with Hape

Hape Mighty Mountain Mine

Not a single flashing light nor any digital sounds the Hape Mighty Mountain is as analogue as the Austrian Alps. Certainly wooden toys have seen a resurgence of late, many bigger toy retailers showcasing their own lines of value created from lumber. There are however a couple of outfits who …

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Women of NASA celebrated in brick

lego nasa

Under the headline “Ladies rock outer space” LEGO fan designer Maia Weinstock presented her idea for a Women of NASA LEGO set to LEGO Ideas. It made it through the process and as of 1st November you can buy one yourself. As a science editor and writer, with a strong …

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My Little Pony – see the film buy the stuff

my little pony

And so it is the kids break up for half-term, well they’ve been working five days a week for like six hours a day for, well, six weeks or so, they must be shattered. So, any plans for entertaining the junior troops as yet anyone? Holidays to far-flung destinations, caravan …

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