Build Your Own Fairy Tales With LEGO's New Pop-Up Books

LEGO
LEGO

The story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf has been passed down to children around the world for hundreds of years—perhaps emerging in its earliest form in the 11th century, according to one theory.

If you want to pass along the tradition to the next generation, you can now do so in a slightly less terrifying fashion. Illustrations of a ferocious-looking wolf have been swapped out for a comical LEGO minifigure in the toy company’s new book-building kit, called “Once Upon A Brick.” LEGO calls it the “first-ever pop-up book made from LEGO bricks.”

The 859-piece set lets kids (and adults) build scenes from two classic tales: Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. Five minifigure characters are included in the set, including Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, the Wolf, the Giant, and Jack.

As The Verge reports, LEGO has taken a lighthearted approach to the marketing of this product, creating ads that spoof Samsung’s $2000 Galaxy Fold phone.

The “LEGO Fold,” on the other hand, costs significantly less. You can order a set from Amazon for $56.

[h/t The Verge]

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Plano, Texas Is Home to a Dog-Friendly Movie Theater That Serves Bottomless Wine or Whiskey

K9 Cinemas
K9 Cinemas

For dog owners in Plano, Texas, movie night with Fido no longer just means cuddling on the couch and browsing Netflix. The recently opened K9 Cinemas invites moviegoers—both human and canine—to watch classic films on the big screen. And the best part for the human members of this couple? Your $15 ticket includes bottomless wine or whiskey (or soft drinks if you're under 21).

The theater operates as a pop-up (or perhaps pup-up?) in a private event space near Custer Road and 15th Street in Plano. Snacks—both the pet and people kind—are available for $2 apiece. Dogs are limited to two per person, and just 25 human seats are sold per showing to leave room for the furry guests.

Pet owners are asked follow a few rules in order to take advantage of what the theater has to offer. Dogs must be up-to-date on all their shots, and owners can submit veterinary records online or bring a hard copy to the theater to verify their pooch's health status. Once inside, owners are responsible for taking their dog out for potty breaks and cleaning up after any accidents that happen (thankfully the floors are concrete and easy to wipe down).

While many of the movies shown are canine-themed—a recent screening of A Dog's Journey included branded bandanas with every ticket purchase—they also hold special events, like a Game of Thrones finale watch party (no word on how the puppers in attendance responded to Jon Snow finally acknowledging what a good boy Ghost is).

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