The LEGO Movie “Official Trailer” - Our favourite building block toy company has tapped into the world of show-business and is about to become more EPIC then ever (is that even possible?).
In February of 2014, Emmet, one pretty regular LEGO minifigure, will mistakenly become the LEGO Universe’s only hope at survival. With the aid of his minifig friends, including Batman, a old bearded wise-man, and a punky-chick, Emmet will fight to defeat the evil tyrant bent on destroying their world by gluing it together.
The star-studded cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman, just goes to show that LEGO is not messing around and that this is for realz.
Enjoy this first trailer and let us know what you think via our Facebook page.
Porsche Pedal Go-Kart - Designed by the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am Zee, Austria, this exclusive go-kart has been specifically created for the young upper-class speedsters in the family. Ready to accommodate kids of about 5-8 years old, this pedal kart has a sturdy and luxurious metal frame, pneumatic air filled tires, for that real go cart feel, a hand-brake and the ability to pedal both forward and back.
The Porsche Pedal Go Kart is retailing at about $1000, A great deal if you had been considering any other Porsche for your kid.
Available at your local authorized Porsche Center.
LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village - In September, LEGO will be including a very large and important set to their Star Wars Collection; The Ewok Village.
Made up of over 2000 pieces, the Ewok Village will include a whopping 16 mini-figures (YES!!), spider web/net traps, slides, catapults, a hideout and a rammer. The set also includes a Scout Trooper’s speeder and C-3PO’s levitating throne.
Start planning now, as, come September, you and your kids will be taking down the Empire with the help LEGO and the furry Ewoks. Piew Piew!
Peanuts X Stussy Kids SS13 Capsule Collection - After last summers successful collaborative collection between streetwear giant, Stussy, and the world’s most famous black-and-white beagle, Snoopy, the two have decided to join forces for the second time and release a capsule kids collection.
Released in two drops, the limited run includes a handful of well-designed graphic tees, a couple colourful canvas tote, some classic fit caps and a Peanuts key-chain. Our favourite piece is the Skateboarding Snoopy ball-cap.
The Toyota Camatte57S - After receiving much love with last years kid-friendly Camatte concept, Toyota has decided to follow up with a couple new models: the Camatte57S and Camatte57S Sport.
Like their predecessor the Camatte57S toy cars are made to be assemble and customized by their owner. They feature detachable body panels and pedals that can be adjusted so children or parent can operate the gas and brake. Actually, if junior is at the wheel, parent can sit in the right seat with his own override pedals to ensure no one is testing their luck.
Both models will be on display at the Tokyo Toy Show from Thursday the 13th of June until Sunday the 17th. Be sure to check them out!
Vans x Hello Kitty 2013 Collection - Your girls’ summer wardrobe will not be complete without a pair of kicks from the newest Vans x Sanrio collaborative collection.
For toddlers and youth, find Slip-Ons, Authentics and the new Authentic Super Hi featuring eye-catching and updated Hello Kitty prints and colours. Tees, bags, caps and socks are also available, but they are in “mommy” sizes only.
The collection is now available via shop.vans.com and at your local Vans retailers.
Nike Air Max 90 GS in White/ Metallic Cool Grey & Neutral Grey - If your pre-teens are looking for a sweet pair of light and bright coloured sneakers for the summer months, they need not look any further. Nike Sportswear will soon be releasing a pair of Air Max 90s that fits all summer 2013’s “cool dude” criteria. Tonal grey suedes, light white mesh, punchy florescent details; these 90’s have got it on lock.
Available for pre-order via Titolo. Expected to hit stores in July 2013.
The Longboard Stroller Concept by Quinny - Dedicated to providing the most appealing baby mobility solutions to urban parents, Red Dot Award winning Quinny, is always ready to take it to the limit. In this project, Quinny has teemed up with Studio Peter van Riet to create a concept that will allow cool parents to travel longer distances and have fun doing it; The Longboard Stroller.
Although the concept is still in test mode, The Longboard Stroller has already received great responses; even winning the OVAM Eco Award PRO in 2012.
Of course many precautionary steps will need to be taken before this product finds itself available on the market, but we are looking forward to the final product.
The World’s First LEGO School in Denmark - The LEGO Foundation is proud to announce that in August 2013, the International School of Billund will be opening it’s doors to kids aged 3-16 looking for creative and high quality learning.
Although most kids might be hoping for a degree in the art of LEGO Building, the school will base it’s programs on the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework, which is widely recognized in more than 140 countries around the world.
The LEGO Foundation owner Mr. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen states that the school promises to create a stimulating and modern place to learn, experimenting with “allowing time for creativity, play and getting into a state of flow”, but agrees with the curriculum and many of “good old” learning methods.
Mr. Kristiansen hopes that the school will help in their efforts to give back to the town that LEGO calls home. The School of Billund is just one of many projects that LEGO has sponsored in Denmark, including an airport, community centers, church, theater, and a library; Oh my!
To learn more about the school and fill out an application for your kid, check out isbillund.com
"Into The Clouds" Light Installation by Friendswithyou - Miami based art collective, Friendswithyou, has recently been commissioned by Fox's new animation channel, ADHD, to bring their iconic cloud character to life at the workplace.
Knowing that “Cloudy”, a popular FWY character since 2002, is known for his power to transcend his onlookers to a relaxed and joyous state, the new ADHD team had FWY instal a handful of happy clouds in the entrance and stairwell leading to the offices in order to cast a positive message of happiness, connectivity and calm in the day-to-day.
ADHD is a block of highly stimulating animation airing Saturday nights on FOX starting July 27 at 11PM/10c and all over the internet right now. With a description like that its no wonder that the team needed FWY’s cloudy to help calm their workplace.
Wouldn’t it be great to find “Cloudy” in class rooms?
Nike Footscape Free For Kids - One of Nike's newest cult classics, the Footscape Free, is now available in Toddler and Pre-schooler sizes. The hybrid sneaker, which married the Footscape's upper with Nike Free's sole, is a perfect combination of style and substance.
It’s quirky asymmetrical appearance, its fun combination of bright colours and its light barefoot-feeling stride puts these mutts at the top of our list when it comes to kids footwear.
Benny Gold Fog-Camo Sock Monkeys - Last Thursday, the team at Benny Gold in San Fransisco was invaded by a couple dozen crazy sock monkeys! These nutty stuffed primates, who have been contained at Benny’s shop, sport the unique Fog-Camo pattern created by Mr. Gold as an homage to San Fran and as a twist to the heavily trended Woodland Camo. The monkeys can be adopted for $40 but take care, these guys are not recommended for adult owners as they are head strong, mischievous and only obey equally adventurous kids.
Flawless SS13 Basics Collection - When looking for basics for your lil guys, be sure to check out the great selection of goods by Polish clothing brand, Flawless. No prints, no buttons, no strings-attached; just good-looking, well-structured basics for girls, boys and their parents.
We understand that sending your kids out and about in sweats might not always seem appropriate if you are style conscious parents, but rest assure that the Flawless garments not only provide comfort and room for play, they also look smart.
We like the ankle-hugging sweat pants and the wide neck hoodies.
Andy Prokh Photography - Russian photographer Andy Prokh has spent the last few years documenting a profound and everlasting friendship between his daughter Katherine and the family cat. Although some pics were probably taken “in-the-moment”, many are well-thought-out and conceptualized in order to creatively capture the true depth of their relationship.
As a result, Andy has created a series of clever, comical and timeless photos that represent the true essence of love and language between kids and their pets. They are fantastic.
Take a few minutes and check out more of Andy’s pics via photodom.com