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Building excitement: new LEGO sets are on the way!


Any minute now, some of the coolest LEGO sets released this year will be hitting the shelves of Magic Beans stores (and our website). Here are some of the highlights. LEGO DUPLO The Joker Challenge #10544 One of the neatest sets I saw at Toy Fair back in February was the new LEGO DC DUPLO line, which brings some classic ... Read More »

Mixing it up with LEGO Mixels

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The second wave of LEGO Mixels just showed up in our stores and a constant question we’ve been getting a lot is “what are they?” I’ll admit these adorable little monsters look a little odd. Similar to the LEGO Collectible Minifigures that have been very popular the last few years, the Mixels are one of LEGO’s newest offerings for smaller ... Read More »

LEGO Juniors: A grown-up LEGO superfan weighs in

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Jesse Lyons, our marketing whiz, is the guy to talk to when it comes to LEGOs: he hasn’t stopped collecting them since he was a kid, and he knows what makes LEGO-loving kids tick. Here’s his take on the new LEGO Juniors series. Take it away, Jesse! It’s not just your imagination, LEGO sets have gotten drastically more complex since ... Read More »

Building imagination: Our Top Ten Building Toys for this year’s holiday gifts


Chances are, you’ve already heard how essential building play is to child development, and that material is very thoroughly covered elsewhere. So we’ll keep it simple: both boys and girls reap tremendous benefits from building play. The question is, what building toys will do the best job at getting their little brains humming and their creativity moving? It’s not hard ... Read More »