Multifaceted LEGO: From Cooperation to Criticism

LEGO C 504 Has Become a Multi-Platform Toy Company

The toy company Lego has accumulated significant structural power. This is due, in part, to its ability to cooperate with a range of other companies and send out normative stimuli through the medium of their products.

A notable example is the recent cooperation with Shell. Greenpeace criticizes this cooperation because it narrows Lego’s corporate self-description as a responsible enabler of creative play and the educator of “the builders of tomorrow”.” (Lego 2016b)..

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is a new action-adventure RPG inspired by classic dungeon crawlers. It’s a bit different from other Minecraft games, but it’s sure to thrill fans of the series.

In addition to the standard Minecraft gameplay, players can collect artifacts that function like spells and allow them to spawn healing beacons, shoot fireworks, and more. However, these power-ups have a cooldown timer and need to be recharged.

In order to keep the game fresh, Mojang Studios plans on releasing updates that all players will receive for free. The developer also plans to add larger expansions and DLC that will be paid for via microtransactions. However, the base game will remain completely free.

Marvel Superheroes

After the success of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics began to produce a number of superhero titles. These characters and their adversaries exist in a shared reality called the Marvel Universe. This world is home to such heroes as Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor; and villains like Loki, the Green Goblin, and Doctor Doom.

Players create their own character by rolling dices to determine stat and power values. These are then cross referenced with a universal table which contains four colors (white, yellow, and red) that represent degrees of success. The judge then determines whether the character succeeds or fails the FEAT.

The game provides character cards and cardboard miniatures for the characters. Movement in the game is done somewhat tactically using a map divided into areas. Characters move their chits on the map according to their Endurance stat or certain movement based powers. The game also includes a variety of published adventures.


Jetsetting kids will love the premium-quality Passenger Airplane build, packed with realistic features and functions including a detailed cockpit, seating and passenger aisle. This set also includes an apron bus, pushback tug, catering and baggage trucks and lots of accessories, plus 7 play-inspiring minifigures. Kids can operate the ground vehicles to prepare the aircraft for departure and then position the airstair to board the passengers.

The brave coast guard crew of the LEGO City maritime division will love to fly this Sea Rescue Plane, featuring spinning propellers, pontoons, an opening minifigure cockpit and a back ramp that lowers to reveal space inside for the included 2-minifigure rescue water scooter and a rescue raft. Spin the rotors to take off and search the water for the missing sailor.

Click on a colored part below to see the Sets and MOCs that use it in that color. You can find an overview of all LEGO Colors here.


Kids grow up surrounded by amazing vehicles and machines, and with LEGO City Great Vehicles building sets they get to explore them up close. The realistic models and fun characters inspire open-ended imaginative play.

LEGO Technic is a series of interconnecting plastic rods and parts designed to create more advanced models of working vehicles and machines than the simpler brick-building properties of normal Lego. Technic sets also introduce specialized components like pneumatics. These use air pressure and specialised parts to perform various actions, such as making doors open and shut.

In late 2007, Lego introduced a new motor system called Power Functions. It combines a set of motors, IR receivers and a battery box to convert manually-operated mechanical movement into a remote-controlled model. Many newer sets are designed with free space for the Power Functions components, and factory instructions provide easy conversion to a motorized version of a model. The line-up now includes a linear actuator that is controlled via bluetooth using a smartphone app and is not backwards compatible with the older Power Functions system.

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