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How Lego Bricks Work

For many, Lego building is not kid's play at all. In fact, some amazing works of art and pieces of machinery have been made from this classic toy. Watch a cool video and see impressive images of Lego genius.

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  • 10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You
    10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

    Whether you grew up in the carefree '50s or the safety-conscious '90s, you probably know of a toy that was lots of fun and, in hindsight, flat-out dangerous. Most are off the shelves now, but this list might bring back memories. See more »

  • 10 Must-have Toys for 2012
    10 Must-have Toys for 2012

    Every holiday season, there's that handful of "it" toys -- the hottest gifts for kids. Which products will Santa be delivering the most in 2012? See more »

  • How Boomerangs Work
    How Boomerangs Work

    It's pretty amazing: When you throw a boomerang, it actually does come back to you -- if you throw it properly. Find out why the boomerang returns and how to throw it like a pro. See more »

  • How can I make a pinewood derby car go faster?
    How can I make a pinewood derby car go faster?

    Ever wanted to make that pinewood derby car run faster? This article breaks it down mathematically, focusing on air resistance, axle friction and tire stickiness and how these factors affect the performance of your car. See more »

  • How Dancing Monsters Work
    How Dancing Monsters Work

    The Dancing Monster is a popular novelty toy that reacts to noise or motion that it senses in the surrounding area. Find out how the Dancing Monster works and what the different Dancing Monster parts do to entertain and surprise. See more »

  • How Juggling Works
    How Juggling Works

    Once confined to vaudeville and music halls, today's jugglers do anything from plate spinning to playing with devil sticks. In fact, you could define juggling as using feats of dexterity to manipulate one or more objects. See more »

  • How Lego Bricks Work
    How Lego Bricks Work

    For many, Lego building is not kid's play at all. In fact, some amazing works of art and pieces of machinery have been made from this classic toy. Watch a cool video and see impressive images of Lego genius. See more »

  • How Magna Doodle Works
    How Magna Doodle Works

    The Magna Doodle... For kids it's a cool toy. For parents it's art without the mess. For the rest of us, it's a tribute to the beauty of physics. Watch videos of how the Magna Doodle works and discover the science behind the Doodle. See more »

  • How Pinewood Derbies Work
    How Pinewood Derbies Work

    The very first Pinewood Derby was held more than 50 years ago; yet even now, Cub Scouts find the event just as challenging and fun as it was then. See more »

  • How Play-Doh Works
    How Play-Doh Works

    What does wallpaper have to do with one of the coolest toys of all time? Learn just why Play-Doh acts the way it does, how it stormed the 1950s toy market and even how to make your own! See more »

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