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Bits N’ Bricks

The Bits N’ Bricks podcast is a LEGO Group production sharing the history of and stories behind LEGO Games.

Frenzy from Marx (1974)

Released in 1974 by Marx, Frenzy has all the attributes worthy of its name. Patience, a steady hand, and fast reflexes are paramount to success.


This German company pivoted from making casket accessories to producing plastic playthings and became one of the country’s most successful toy companies along the way.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Play-Doh?

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the origin story of one of the most beloved toy products ever created, Play-Doh, which was first manufactured as wallpaper cleaner.

Astrolite from Hasbro (1969)

In 1969, Hasbro released Astrolite, a psychedelic building set that combined the creativity of building-toys like LEGO with the eye appeal of Lite Brite.

Collector Spotlight: Mary Wernke

Mary Wernke collects dolls from Mattel’s Barbie brand, including Barbie’s long line of family and friends. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Wernke shares her early start as a collector and why she focuses on Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister.

LEGO House

British television personality James May built a full-size house made of LEGO in 2009.

Chess Life Magazine

Chess Life

Chess Life is a monthly print magazine published by the United States Chess Federation to promote the game of chess.