| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A classic toy has "gone modern" at two amusement parks in the United States. But, if you can't make it to Florida or California, there is a new Legoland Discovery Center right here in the tri-state area.
"We are a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction,"...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Part Pablo Picasso, part George Patton, animated filmmakers must possess an unusual mix of artistic vision and managerial savvy. Five directors who recently came together for the Envelope Animation Roundtable discussed the unique demands of the medium. In...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:52 PM
MSC cruises has upped the ante in the game of nailing down the demographic of cruising families with children. They don't have Mickey and they don't have Shrek, but what the do have now is Lego.
The line that sails the MSC Divina out of Miami has rolled...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Licenses to "Star Wars," "The Simpsons," DC and Marvel's superheroes, and its own films like "The Lego Movie" have helped make Lego the world's largest toy company when it comes to revenue and profits, beating Mattel and Hasbro.
At least that's for the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With Batman, Gandalf and Luke Skywalker all making appearances — and, of course, with constant references to the titular toy — "The Lego Movie" may be one of the biggest brand barrages Hollywood has unleashed on the American filmgoing public...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
One never grows too old for Lego toys. That adage has proved true with the Lego video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games as well. Parents play with "Lego Marvel Super Heroes" on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 alongside...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Festival of trains
The B&O Railroad Station Museum's annual Holiday Festival of Trains is on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2711 Maryland Ave. The exhibit includes a multilevel LEGO layout with interactive lights, motors and sounds, a Thomas the Tank...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:34 AM
You don't have to celebrate New Year's Eve on your sofa just because you can't get a sitter. Ring in 2014 with kids in tow (in some cases, a little early) at one of these fam-friendly celebrations.
"Build it Big" Bubble Bash
The DuPage Children's Museum'...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 AM
We may still be digesting “American Hustle,” “Her” and the surge of movies from the end of 2013, but with the calendar flipping to January, it’s not too soon to look ahead. The year 2014 promises to be a big and at times...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:19 AM
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Anime and Manga. Jan. 17, 4 p.m. Learn about anime and manga. Ages 9-11. Registration required....