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Lego reveals epic 3,300 piece version of the best Batmobile ever
Lego reveals epic 3,300 piece version of the best Batmobile ever By Dan Grabham

Lego has just revealed what may prove to be one of its best sets ever - a faithful recreation of the 1989 Batmobile.... Read more

What is Qustodio and how will it help you protect your child?
What is Qustodio and how will it help you protect your child? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Qustodio is a parental control app is easy to use and will help you control and monitor how your children use their smartphones.... Read more

The top 5 best parental control apps
The top 5 best parental control apps By Pocket-lint Promotion

Knowing what your children are doing online can be a real challenge. Kids use an array of technology today and their digital wellbeing is more important Read more

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Fire for Kids and FreeTime explained
How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Fire for Kids and FreeTime explained By Chris Hall

The Kindle is a great reading device. Here's how to make it perfect for your children... Read more

Lego is launching a Top Gear-themed Technic set next year
Lego is launching a Top Gear-themed Technic set next year By Dan Grabham

Lego will launch a Top Gear-themed set in early 2020, although it's not currently clear what the model will be.Indeed, while the studio setup was submitted... Read more

Lego's Creator Expert Gingerbread House has plenty of charm
Lego's Creator Expert Gingerbread House has plenty of charm By Dan Grabham

Although we're pretty against talking about Christmas (or the 'C' word as we prefer to refer to it before December), Lego is really testing our resolve. Why?... Read more

UCS Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer is mammoth and very, very grey
UCS Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer is mammoth and very, very grey By Stuart Miles

The 4,784-piece set measures 110cm, making it the longest Lego Star Wars set ever.... Read more

Check out this epic video featuring 95 Lego Star Wars Boost droids
Check out this epic video featuring 95 Lego Star Wars Boost droids By Dan Grabham

Build some of the galaxy's most iconic droids.... Read more

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature, how do you set it up and what is shared?
What is Apple's Family Sharing feature, how do you set it up and what is shared? By Britta O'Boyle

This is everything you need to know about Apple's Family Sharing feature including how to set it up, what it involves, what is shared and how to use it.... Read more

Lego finally reveals its Friends-themed set of the Central Perk coffee house
Lego finally reveals its Friends-themed set of the Central Perk coffee house By Dan Grabham

We've known that Lego was going to have a Friends Central Perk-themed set for almost a year and the Danish toymaker has now revealed what it'll look like.The... Read more

Lego sets sights on Mars with new Lego City space sets
Lego sets sights on Mars with new Lego City space sets By Stuart Miles

Lego is embracing the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing on the 20 July with a new range of sets to both celebrate the past and inspire future would-be astronauts.... Read more

Lego's latest is a detailed model of the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Lego's latest is a detailed model of the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy By Dan Grabham

Lego's collaborations are becoming a little exhausting - now the iconic toy brand has teamed up with Harley-Davidson to produce a model of the Fat Boy... Read more

We built The Rexcelsior from the Lego Movie 2 - here's what we thought
We built The Rexcelsior from the Lego Movie 2 - here's what we thought By Dan Grabham

We've been lucky enough to build The Rexcelsior from the Lego Movie 2 over recent days and we have to say it's one of the best sets we've ever made.... Read more

Playmobil launches Ghostbusters 35th anniversary figures
Playmobil launches Ghostbusters 35th anniversary figures By Dan Grabham

Playmobil has unleashed a new set of Ghostbusters figures based on the original movie series from 1984 onwards.... Read more

Finally Lego gives us the Jurassic World set we've been waiting for
Finally Lego gives us the Jurassic World set we've been waiting for By Dan Grabham

When you think of Jurassic Park, you think of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and you think about the iconic park entrance. Now Lego is putting them both together... Read more

Lego debuts Toy Story 4 sets ahead of the summer movie release
Lego debuts Toy Story 4 sets ahead of the summer movie release By Dan Grabham

Lego has announced six sets to go alongside this summer's Toy Story 4 blockbuster. The range is all rated 4+.... Read more

Lego Stranger Things set lets you build Hawkins and the Upside Down
Lego Stranger Things set lets you build Hawkins and the Upside Down By Stuart Miles

Things are about to get “stranger” at Lego HQ. It is launching its first official tie-in with Netflix and, in particular, the series Stranger Things.... Read more

Best life-sized Lego builds ever
Best life-sized Lego builds ever By Maggie Tillman

From an Apollo 11 replica to a life-sized VW camper, here's a taste of some of the biggest, coolest, and most impressive Lego creations ever.... Read more

Does your kid watch more than an hour of TV daily? WHO says that's too much
Does your kid watch more than an hour of TV daily? WHO says that's too much By Maggie Tillman

The World Health Organization has published its recommendations for how much screen time should be allowed for children under five.... Read more

We built Lego's new Avengers Ultimate Quinjet - what a set!
We built Lego's new Avengers Ultimate Quinjet - what a set! By Dan Grabham

As you know (of course you do), Avengers: Endgame is out right about now. Lego has launched a whole new series of sets for the movie and they're available... Read more

Lego's latest Star Wars 20th anniversary set is the hugely-detailed Tantive IV from A New Hope
Lego's latest Star Wars 20th anniversary set is the hugely-detailed Tantive IV from A New Hope By Dan Grabham

In addition to the already-announced Star Wars 20th anniversary sets, Lego has now announced an additional model of the epic Tantive IV. It's 20 years... Read more

Lego goes all out for Avengers: Endgame with these epic sets
Lego goes all out for Avengers: Endgame with these epic sets By Dan Grabham

The Avengers: Endgame movie is out later this month (25 April in the UK, to be precise) and true to form Lego has dropped some new sets for the film.... Read more

Lego's 20th anniversary Star Wars sets are now on sale
Lego's 20th anniversary Star Wars sets are now on sale By Dan Grabham

Lego has unleashed a small collection of anniversary Star Wars sets to celebrate 20 years of the sub-brand.... Read more

Lego Home Alone house gets thumbs up from Macaulay Culkin, but needs your votes too
Lego Home Alone house gets thumbs up from Macaulay Culkin, but needs your votes too By Rik Henderson

How would you like to own a huge Lego version of the McCallister's House from Home Alone? Macaulay Culkin sure would.... Read more

NSPCC highlights Instagram in increasing crimes involving children and social networks
NSPCC highlights Instagram in increasing crimes involving children and social networks By Chris Hall

The NSPCC has reported on the increasing rates of inappropriate sexual communication involving children... Read more

Education and gadgets: The harmonious relationship
Education and gadgets: The harmonious relationship By Pocket-lint Promotion

We're going to be exploring the positive relationship between education and gadgets, and seeing how one has changed the other.... Read more

Momo Challenge just a hoax and no danger to kids, say child safety experts
Momo Challenge just a hoax and no danger to kids, say child safety experts By Rik Henderson

There is no evidence whatsoever of the Momo Challenge having any effect on kids, claim child safety experts.... Read more

Now Lego's Creator Expert series gives us a customisable Ford Mustang
Now Lego's Creator Expert series gives us a customisable Ford Mustang By Dan Grabham

Lego has revealed a £120 Lego Creator Expert version of the iconic 1967 Ford Mustang.... Read more

Lego to launch Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie and Friends sets in 2019
Lego to launch Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie and Friends sets in 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Lego is introducing new nostalgic-inducing sets, and the best part is they were created by Lego super fans.... Read more

This 748-piece Flinstones Lego set makes us want to yabba dabba build
This 748-piece Flinstones Lego set makes us want to yabba dabba build By Maggie Tillman

If you love The Flintstones and Lego, then you're gonna want this new set that's debuted at Toy Fair New York.... Read more

Lego Hidden Side sets add augmented reality to create a whole new, spooky world
Lego Hidden Side sets add augmented reality to create a whole new, spooky world By Stuart Miles

Lego is to release a new range of sets in the coming months that embrace augmented reality.... Read more

This Lego robotic arm must be the coolest prosthetic ever
This Lego robotic arm must be the coolest prosthetic ever By Rik Henderson

We've seen some cool Lego builds recently but nothing in comparison to the incredible robotic arm made by teenager David Aguilar.... Read more

The 21 Lego sets from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - every set covered
The 21 Lego sets from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - every set covered By Dan Grabham

The Lego Movie 2 is about to be released in cinemas. Here are all the new Lego Movie 2 sets ranked from cheapest to most expensive.... Read more

How to spot cyberbullying and help your child through it
How to spot cyberbullying and help your child through it By Andy Robertson

The internet can be an incredible resource for adults and children, for both entertainment and learning, but it can also be a scary place at times.... Read more

A year with Screen Time's parental controls: Peace of mind for parents
A year with Screen Time's parental controls: Peace of mind for parents By Chris Hall

A British company called Screen Time Labs could offer the solution to managing your kid's device usage... Read more

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?
What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up? By Andy Robertson

No matter how responsible or communicative your children are, ensuring their online activity is safe and healthy is no easy matter. For parents, this is... Read more

How to help your child safely watch videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids
How to help your child safely watch videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids By Andy Robertson

We help you through the minefield of the YouTube Kids app... Read more

Almost half UK's kids prefer YouTube to traditional TV, the influencers have won
Almost half UK's kids prefer YouTube to traditional TV, the influencers have won By Rik Henderson

YouTube is rapidly becoming the de facto source of entertainment for the UK's children.... Read more

Lego Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg set is the perfect homage to Planet of the Apes
Lego Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg set is the perfect homage to Planet of the Apes By Stuart Miles

With Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in cinemas in February and Lego has revealed one of the new sets for the movie... Read more

Lego's latest Lego Movie 2 set is 1,800 piece spaceship The Rexcelsior
Lego's latest Lego Movie 2 set is 1,800 piece spaceship The Rexcelsior By Dan Grabham

Lego has chosen the first day of London's Toy Fair to reveal another key set from the upcoming Lego Movie 2 - an 1,820-piece spaceship known as The Rexcelsior.... Read more

Sphero CEO talks Specdrums, Bolt, the decision to dump Disney, and what's next
Sphero CEO talks Specdrums, Bolt, the decision to dump Disney, and what's next By Stuart Miles

We talk to Sphero CEO Paul Berberian about Specrums, Disney, Sphero and coding for kids... Read more

The Intelino smart coding train brings new life to your wooden train set
The Intelino smart coding train brings new life to your wooden train set By Stuart Miles

Wooden toy sets have been around for years, but one company is hoping to bring them into the 21st century with the launch of a smart coding train.... Read more

Sphero Specdrums combine music and coding with finger-tapping fun
Sphero Specdrums combine music and coding with finger-tapping fun By Stuart Miles

Sphero is known best for making coding robots, like the Bolt and BB-8, but now it's turning its attention to music creation.... Read more

Child health experts: No evidence that screen time is bad for children, but…
Child health experts: No evidence that screen time is bad for children, but… By Chris Hall

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published its findings on research examining the impact of screen time on children and has... Read more

How to set-up an Amazon Echo for a child
How to set-up an Amazon Echo for a child By Chris Hall

Alexa has made quite an impact on our homes and from the off, children have found it really easy - and fun - to engage with Amazon's digital assistant. With... Read more

The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 41 years
The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 41 years By Adrian Willings

It seems like every year there's a new fad toy that's come to market just in time for Christmas and with high demand and limited stock, the shops are full... Read more

We talk to Lego's design chief about Lego Masters, Lego Movie 2 and creating the next generation of Lego sets
We talk to Lego's design chief about Lego Masters, Lego Movie 2 and creating the next generation of Lego sets By Dan Grabham

As regular Pocket-lint readers will know, we do like to cover Lego here on the site. We were lucky enough to speak to Lego's vice president of design Matthew... Read more

Lego reveals Overwatch sets and availability: check them all out
Lego reveals Overwatch sets and availability: check them all out By Dan Grabham

Lego has revealed the long-anticipated lineup of Overwatch-themed sets. Strangely, the sets will be available on 1 January rather than before Christmas,... Read more

Kids bored during half-term? The BBC has you covered with new app, box sets and Alexa stories
Kids bored during half-term? The BBC has you covered with new app, box sets and Alexa stories By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released three tech treats for kids to get stuck into this half-term.... Read more

11 epic Lego sets you'll want to build
11 epic Lego sets you'll want to build By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite Lego builds that will take you longer than a couple of hours to build... Read more

Lego's new Creator Expert set is a... wind turbine?
Lego's new Creator Expert set is a... wind turbine? By Rik Henderson

All those who still consider Lego to be just a kids' toy need think again. We now have conclusive proof that Lego is universal. After all, what child... Read more

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