Since its founding in 1932, LEGOs have fascinated the fledgling builders in all of us — from young to old and everyone in between. Dump out a pile of LEGO bricks and you can’t help but start putting one together with another, and so on and so on. Over the years, LEGOs became an integral part of mainstream culture and, for some lucky builders, full-time, LEGO-building jobs at Legolands around the world in San Diego, Florida, New York, England, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Japan and Dubai.
While we may not all become professional LEGO builders, we can still have fun with all of the sets LEGO creates. Here, we look at a few of the new sets that recently debuted so you and your kids can get your building on.
The girls in your life will set their sights beyond the horizon and into outer space with the new Women of NASA box set. Inside, use your creativity and determination to build three LEGO projects that illustrate the areas of expertise of four featured women of NASA — astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman; computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton; astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride; and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison. If only we could really see through the Hubble Space Telescope made of LEGOs.
Before you travel to India to see the real thing, dive into this LEGO Creator Expert model complete with arches, domes, minarets and finials. Patience is key when you start building, but just imagine the results.
Aspiring architects and designers will love the new LEGO Architecture interpretation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an iconic New York City landmark. Once you’ve built it, plan a trip to the Big Apple to marvel at the real thing.
A LEGO set for little builders, Heartlake City Playground is the winner of the LEGO Friends Designer Contest. Your kids will be inspired to know this fun set was designed by 9-year-old Sienna, inspired by her own neighborhood playground.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Where can family travelers experience a truly unique (and possibly unusual) Halloween tradition? Look no further than Morro Bay, California, a city hosting the annual Witches Paddle. Just as it sounds, the Witches Paddle sees hundreds of people don witches’ costumes in honor of Halloween before taking to the water on stand-up paddleboards.