Gift Guide 2012: Your Unemployed Cousin

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For your recently de-commed cousin, the holiday season is likely to be a heady mix of frustration, PTSD and soul-crushing concern about meeting basic adult responsibilities—and on top of that, n   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Don't MOC the AFOLs

Learn all about "the best toy in the world" at the Bricks Cascade Lego convention


This weekend, fans of Lego young and old (but mostly old) will assemble at at the Convention Center for the first ever Bricks Cascade Lego convention. We spoke Thomas Prill, the president of Bricklandia Inc., for an introduction. A long-time fan, he also gave us his personal take on the Lego brand. Prill used some terms we were unfamiliar with, so, for your comprehending convenience, we've ...   More
Friday, June 1, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Kickstart my Heart: Constructing Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 Out of Lego


Arts & Books
Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.If you’ve ever considered constructing the realm of your favorite childhood video game out of your favorite childhood toy, Portland artist Zachary Pollock is about to beat you to it—provided he can raise $26,400 to purchase 780,000 Lego bricks. “By recreating level 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. in ...   More
Friday, April 13, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

LEGO Beasts: Geeks of the World Unite for Brickfest

Of all the subcultures held up as paragons of geekdom, rarely does anyone mention the AFOLs. That's Adult Fans of LEGO, the Danish toy seemingly invented to lure kids away from dinosaur hunting and superheroism and toward the more solid career of structural engineering. It's a bit odd that this niche group—which held its 10th annual summit meeting, Brickfest, at the Oregon Convention Center ...   More
Thursday, April 2, 2009 MATTHEW SINGER


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