Sweet Suite 2016

Lego Sees Strong Growth, with Huge Boost from The Lego Movie

LEGO_LogoFirst reported by the Associated Press, first-half sales for Lego were 14.1 billion kroner, or roughly $2.2 billion, up from 11.6 billion kroner one year earlier. Net profit during the same period was up 30 percent to 3.6 billion kroner, or $543 million.

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Disguise and The LEGO Group to Build New Line of Costumes

DisguiseLogoDisguise Inc., the Halloween costume division of Jakks Pacific Inc., has secured a licensing agreement with the LEGO Group for children’s Halloween costumes, role play, and accessories based on popular LEGO characters. The multi-year, multi-category agreement grants Disguise rights to distribute its LEGO licensed products across North America, Europe, Korea, and China.

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Learning Express Toys Presents Vendor Awards

LearningExpressLogoLast month, Learning Express Toys (LE Toys) hosted a franchise-wide convention in San Antonio, Texas, that included store owners, store managers, home office employees, and vendors. During the event, LE Toys presented its vendors with awards.

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Ant-Man Toys from Marvel, DCP Now Swarming Retail Shelves

Ant-Man AntMan and AntMarvel’s Ant-Man is still going strong in theaters, and so is Disney Consumer Products’ (DCP) and Marvel‘s Ant-Man product collection. The lineup includes costumes, construction sets, action figures, and more from licensees such as Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Wheels, Rubie’s Costume Co., and Uncle Milton.

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The Art of the Brick: DC Comics to Debut at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

Photo credit: Nathan Sawaya

Photo credit: Nathan Sawaya

The first venue to host the worldwide tour of the new The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition will be the Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, Australia. Created by artist Nathan Sawaya, the exhibition will take on DC Comics‘ 80-year history through large-scale sculptures of superheroes and supervillains made entirely out of millions of Lego bricks.

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Lego Celebrates 15 Years at Comic-Con International with Life-Sized Models, Product Reveals, and More

LEGO_LogoAt Comic-Con International in San Diego, Lego Systems Inc. has a slate of activities and events to commemorate 15 years of fun at the convention, including never-before-seen life-sized models, product reveals, and exclusive retail sets.

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Doctor Who to Make Lego Debut in Lego Dimensions

Lego Dim Doctor WhoAt Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed details about Doctor Who appearing in the upcoming Lego Dimensions. Peter Capaldi, who plays the 12th Doctor; Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald; and Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, will voice their respective characters from the long running British science fiction TV series in the game.

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WBCP to Show Off Toy Partnerships at Comic-Con International: San Diego

WB Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) will be at Comic-Con International: San Diego in support of its licensed toy partners, which will feature exclusive products ranging from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to DC Super Hero Girls, to Scooby-Doo, and more.

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littleBits Raises $44.2M in New Funding and Expands Its Executive Team

littleBits1littleBits Electronics Inc. has landed $44.2 million in new funding to further its growth. The additional funding round was led by DFJ Growth, with additional participation from new investors Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics, and Wamda Capital, among others.

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World’s Largest Lego Brick Model Ship Coming to the Queen Mary

Lego Queen MaryIn July, the Bright Bricks Lego model of the Queen Mary begins its exhibition. The huge model will come to Long Beach and be displayed on the actual Queen Mary, the world’s most famous ocean liner.

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