| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Toys "R" Us isn't playing around.
The toy retailer is opening most of its stores, including those in South Florida, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Retailers have began announcing earlier than ever openings this holiday season hoping to attract the most...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
When the Norton Museum of Art tasked Lego man Dan Parker with re-creating the world's best skyscrapers for its new exhibit, the artist made 1 World Trade Center the tallest of them all.
Standing 9 feet 2 inches tall from base to antenna, Parker's Lego-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
I have talked a lot about our Costa Mesa libraries and their history and tried to get more people involved in the quest for larger facilities that allow for expanded services for our residents. So now, I am trying another tack. As you read this,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover got its own official Lego avatar. The Mars Science Laboratory robot was picked by thousands of fans to be designed in toy brick form, and it joins a pantheon of other Red Planet...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Mount Cavora, a "floating" icon for the upcoming Legoland Florida expansion, has been moved into position, the theme park announced Thursday.
The centerpiece, weighing in at 7,500 pounds, will hover above the Quest for Chi ride in the new World of Chima...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:25 PM
In an article headlined "Why arts and humanities matter" (Los Angeles Times, June 20) James Cuno, chief executive and president of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, states that without citizens who can read, write and analyze, society falters and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work.
Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:50 PM
A Lego man has done it. A Hello Kitty toy has done it. And now a company called World View wants actual human beings to do it too.
What's "it"? Taking a helium balloon to near space, of course!
In as little as four years you may be able to ride...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.
The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Halloween falls midweek, it gets us a chance to celebrate during the weekend before and the weekend after, not to mention on actual Oct. 31. Here's a look at how the theme parks are marking the occasion for the next 10 days.
+ Magic Kingdom...