LEGO Education’s Dynamic New SPIKE Prime for STEAM Learning

Produce and program a robot from a multi-port hub, bricks, sensors and motors

Everyone’s earliest LEGO experiences begin with stacking bricks. This is an observation documented by the team at LEGO Education, an entity within LEGO Group that builds kits and classes to coincide with the STEAM learning system. Founded in 1980, LEGO Education signifies the toy brand’s expansion from pieces and puzzles to lesson plans. Their latest release, SPIKE Prime for middle schoolers, embodies this transformation. From its 528 bricks to its …

MAAT’s Playmode Exhibition Intertwines Art and Games

Playful but precise and poignant, the Playmode exhibition (curated by Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveiaat and on now through 17 February) at Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology features works by David Shrigley, Mary Flanagan and plenty of others. The work range from dark and conceptual to entertaining and emotionally informative, and span visual art and gaming to form coherent narratives about life and …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Last Minute

All kinds of presents that will arrive in time

To stave off present-related panic as the holidays near, all of the products in our Last Minute gift guide offer super-fast shipping. Amidst the parties and packing for vacations or family gatherings—and the preparations for time away from school or work—it’s still possible to get all the necessary gifts. If your giving season extends beyond the traditional calendar dates, definitely look into our Gifts That …