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LEGO KidsFest brings a mountain of bricks to Wisconsin Center

Published Sept. 29, 2016

It's been four years since LEGO KidsFest has been to Milwaukee, and during that time, the LEGO craze has grown and grown. The event is back in town and we caught up with master model-builder Chris Steininger to find out what we can expect to find at KidsFest.

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#WeWant: spring is coming edition

Published Feb. 8, 2016

Milwaukee's resident groundhog didn't see his shadow - so rejoice in the revelation that spring is indeed coming. This weeks #WeWant features some of our favorite things to do and use these last few weeks of spring.

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Animated "Star Wars" DVDs help build excitement for "The Force Awakens"

Published Sept. 22, 2015

We have to wait several more months before "The Force Awakens" unleashes itself upon the world, likely nabbing pretty much every box office record in the galaxy in the process. In the meantime, there's plenty of "Star Wars" related home entertainment - "LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles" and season one of "Star Wars Rebels" - to keep our spare time engrossed in the universe.

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Mayfair Mall hosts LEGO Americana Roadshow

Published June 4, 2015

If you're a fan of LEGOs and landmarks, then indeed everything is awesome today as Mayfair Mall announced it will play host to The LEGO Americana Roadshow from Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 28.

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Chicago trip can nurture a young passion for architecture and design

Published May 6, 2015

If your house seems more like a storage unit for thousands of dollars' worth of LEGO building sets, you're not alone. LEGO sales in recent years have soared beyond $3 billion annually and they've been growing steadily. But if you're hoping that your child's ability to follow the directions to assemble the Death Star translates into something bigger, you just might want to elevate the challenge.

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2014 picks: Jeff Sherman

Published Dec. 28, 2014

The year 2014 is fading so I present a few memories, favorites and fun that made the year tick for me.

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Discover LEGOLAND fun much closer than Florida

Published July 6, 2014

At LEGOLAND in Florida - and presumably the California location, too - there is a "miniland" of American urban skylines recreated diminutively with LEGO bricks. It's one of the highlights of the huge parks. But, if you can't get there to see it, don't worry. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in suburban Chicago is itself a mini version of the outdoor LEGOLAND, though entirely inside. And, best of all, even the Discovery Center has a miniland.

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It's time, LEGO, to bring back LEGO Sports

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Think about it. Camp Randall Stadium. Cameron Indoor Stadium. Allen Fieldhouse in Kansas. Ohio Stadium. Notre Dame Stadium. Bird's Nest soccer arena in Beijing. Miller Park. All made out of LEGO bricks.

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OnMilwaukee.com Recommends, Aug. 24, 2013

Published Aug. 24, 2013

Makeup storage, gourmet pizza, secondhand deals and the solution to all your LEGO woes are right here in this week's OnMilwaukee.com Recommends.

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Traveling Slugger show steps up to bat at Miller Park

Published May 23, 2013

If Discovery World's recent "Baseball - Innovations That Changed the Game" exhibit caught your attention, head over to Miller Park as the Brewers tackle the Pirates this weekend, May 24-26. In the stadium's concourse, you'll find a traveling interactive experience created specifically for this series at Miller Park by the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky.

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MSOE library houses large light bulb, LEGO stadium

Published Jan. 14, 2013

Sure, kids love trips to Disney World and water parks, but the beauty of the little people is they often are just as impressed with the smaller stuff. Like massive light bulbs and a 35,000-piece LEGO sculpture of Miller Park.

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Trade your LEGO collection for a large pizza

Published July 26, 2012

Sean Henninger, the owner of Times Square Bistro & Pizzeria in Walker's Point, is bartering a large pizza for a pound of LEGO. His plan is to build two working, full-sized clocks to display in the eatery.