Thursday, October 21, 2021

KEVIN! LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCES LEGO IDEAS HOME ALONE LEGO SET + Celebrates Kevins Across the World


LEGO Group announces LEGO® Ideas Home Alone set, a fun search for Kevin LEGO Minifigure contest-- all just in time for the Disney Plus reboot, Home Sweet Home Alone,” which is set to be released on November 12. The LEGO Ideas Home Alone set will be the perfect holiday gift for fans across the globe! See more information on how to enter to win your own LEGO Ideas Home Set and a $1000 LEGO store voucher!










Photos Courtesy: LEGO Group


I don't think anyone could have imagined a set like this, but here we are! LEGO announced their latest set LEGO Home Alone McCallister Family. This iconic Illinois house echoes memories of "We slept in!," and "You're sleeping in the attic." .... "With me." When I was a kid, Home Alone was the ultimate revenge film against the bad guys.



Now that I am a parent, I can understand the fear of Kate McCallister, and her determination to take a plane and then hitch a ride with a polka band during a snow storm to get back to her son. The McCallister family is just full of kids, and I find it oddly relatable to actually overlook a child being present. All in all, the film Home Alone is iconic and sewn in the fabric of my childhood and the childhood of many other '80s and '90s kids; it is totally worthy to be in LEGO brick form.


The LEGO® Ideas Home Alone set was designed by Ukraine-based LEGO fan Alex Storozhuk. In addition to the house, the set includes a LEGO minifigure version of the Home Alone icon, Kevin McCallister plus four other minifigure characters from the movie: small town crooks Harry and Marv, Kevin's mom Kate and the creepy old neighbor/hero, Marley. 

The set includes several distinct rooms noting key features from the film that all fans will love! Enjoy multiple levels of play and payback where Kevin's booby traps span from basement to even the attic! At an impressive 3,957 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Home Alone set now sits as the largest ever LEGO Ideas set.  

Monday, September 27, 2021

Movie Review: Addams Family 2 Family + Halloween Fun Ideas for a Great Movie Night!

Everyone's favorite mysterious and spooky family is back in theaters and at home with their new sequel, The Addams Family 2!




The Addams's are at it again, but this time to save their kooky family! Morticia and Gomez are just like us parents with growing kids who seem distant and are just having too much "scream" time. In order to bring the family back below ground, they decide to take a family vacation in their haunted camper across America. Cramming the whole family in their camper seems like a splendid idea! You can join in on the fun on October 1, 2021 as it will be in theaters and on demand October 1st!




The Addams Family have been different and proud of it for nearly 100 years, and they are no strangers to the meaning of family - alive or dead! Watch the featurette now featuring stars of The Addams Family 2 Oscar IsaacCharlize TheronChloë Grace Moretz, and Nick Kroll discuss the meaning of family.

Spend some quality time with your crew in honor of The Addams Family 2 with these fun family-friendly ideas! 


Fans of The Addams Family 2 can create some kooky and spooky crafts and cookies together! 

Take a gander at these ghoulish-ous cookies! 


This is Wednesday Addams's personal recipe, in exchange for your immortal soul, Wednesday  has agreed to share this kooky cookie recipe with you. 




While the cookies are wilting in the oven, you will be the coolest parent in all of the haunted house with these spooky The Addams Family coloring pages! for the kids to color while they wait for the cookies to be done baking?

 


Decorate for spooky season with this frightfully fun DIY Photo Frame craft! If you do not want to print the borders, then choose the kookiest colors you can to cut to size. Dress up in black, and look your DEADEST. Snap a photo, and voula, you're officially an Addams!




Have a spooky kooky dance party, and kick off the release of The Addams Family 2 movie and the soundtrack! 



Kids who are all-together ooky will love rocking out to the tunes from The Addams Family 2. The soundtrack features the song "Crazy Family" with artists Megan Thee Stallion, Maluma, and Rock Mafia for The Addams Family 2! Legendary Snoop Dogg is Cousin IT in a new performance clip of “It Ain’t Nothin” from the upcoming film’s soundtrack out Friday, October 1st!



THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 is in theaters and on demand October 1st! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Space Racers and Inspiration4 Bring Beloved Children's Characters on a Spaceflight to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Space Racers are going to space! 


Fans of Space Racers will be able to see their favorite characters go to space in real life! Toys inspired from the show Space Racers will go up to space with the crew on the Inspiration4. Upon their return, the Spacer Racers toys will be auctioned off in an effort to help raise $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.





Space Racers plush toys and figures will be sent to space via Inspiration4. When they land back on Earth feathered pilots, Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Raven, and Starling will be auctioned for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This 3-day mission will raise $200 million for children's cancer research. 

Inspiration4 consists of four crew members representing leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity. Each crew member has their own stories representing this historic mission. 🚀

Space Racers Dream Big! 


My son, Rocco, is four and has big dreams! His dream is to fly up to space in a hot air balloon, and visit Saturn. His dream is pretty out there, but look how far we've come! If the Space Racers can do it, he can too. 


Space Racers gets kids excited about space exploration with a mix of helping one another. The show centers on five cadets and their school, Stardust Bay Space Academy where they go on missions to learn about Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics. Space Racers is available to watch on Netflix.

You can buy Space Racers toys, and download free activities via Space Racers' website. There are also shirts and activity books for sale on Amazon.


Meet the Crew

The crew members of Inspiration4 each represent four mission pillars: are 
Commander Jared Isaacman philanthropy has seen the skies before where he has flown to raise awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Isaacman represents LEADERSHIP, and has committed $100 million to St. Jude. 

Hayley Arceneaux represents HOPE. She was diagnosed with Osteocarcinoma at 10 years old. She now works for St. Jude, the same hospital that saved her life. Chris Sembrowski represents GENEROSITY. Naturally fascinated with space at a young age, Sembrowski took his love for the heavens and turned it into a career. He currently works in the aerospace industry. Dr. Siam Proctor represents PROSPERITY. She is an explorer of the heavens and even the water, and mountains. Dr. Proctor's motto is "Space2Inspire." 



About Space Race, LLC
Space Race, LLC, based in New York, is the global production company behind Space Racers and specializes in children’s programming and educational entertainment. Space Racers currently airs in over 130 countries across the globe and is available in more than 25 languages. Honors include numerous awards including the American Public Television Programming Excellence Award, Parents Choice Awards and a Cynopsis !magination Award. To learn more about Space Racers, visit http://www.spaceracers.com

About Shift4 Payments
Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR) is a leading provider of integrated payment processing and technology solutions, delivering a complete omnichannel ecosystem that extends beyond payments to include a wide range of commerce-enabling services. The company’s technologies help power over 350 software providers in numerous industries, including hospitality, retail, F&B, eCommerce, lodging, gaming, and many more. With over 7,000 sales partners, the company securely processed more than $200 billion in payments volume for over 200,000 businesses in 2019. For more information, visit shift4.com

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate Returns to Brooklyn, New York in January 2022

Disney On Ice Returns to Brooklyn January 2022



Get excited, fellow Disney fans, we’re getting a dose of Disney in New York! You can start booking your tickets to Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate! on September 21, 2021 via Ticketmaster or in-person. 




Sign up to become a Disney On Ice Preferred Customer to gain exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code to get your tickets on September 14, 2021, so sign up now and get your tickets before everyone else. Nine shows are currently offered with varied family-friendly times so everyone can get a chance to experience the magic and wonder of Disney/Pixar characters alongside international stars of the ice stage!







Disney On Ice will return to the Barclays Center in January 2022 with nine shows scheduled for a magical weekdays and a weekend of fun with Disney and Pixar characters gracing the ice stage. Olaf, who knows a thing or two how water freezes, will be skating with his friends, Elsa and Anna. 



Fans of Disney/Pixar will be delighted to watch the grace and beauty of international skating stars as they embody characters from Toy Story, Finding Dory, Tangled, Frozen, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Snow White, and more! 


The show will feature 50 beloved characters embodied through an all-star cast of award-winning figure skaters, many of which have reach gold medal status. You will be entranced by the choreography, the 30 plus familiar Disney tunes like “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and even “Hakuna Matata” will allow kids and even Disney adults to be fully engaged in the sound and the majestic set! Guests will be transported through 14 classic and modern Disney/Pixar stories and taken on a journey through Disney’s magical legacy. 








The opening number will get the party started celebrating stars Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as the hosts of Disney On Ice, which will be so unforgettable to witness in your hometown! 



Feld Entertainment considers the health and wellness of all guests of Disney On Ice, and their main goal is to keep guests safe and entertained. You can check out their guidelines that outline safety measures like wellness checks and even contactless shopping here. Face coverings are recommended regardless of vaccination status, and social distancing varies by venue. Ordering souvenirs is easier than ever before, because you can order them before the event and pick up your order at a convenient, contactless pickup station during the show. No more waiting in long lines to get those prized light-up toys!





BROOKLYN

 

WHEN:        Wednesday, January 19     7:00 PM

Thursday, January 20        7:00 PM

                        Friday, January 21            11:00 AM                                                                 7:00 PM

                        Saturday, January 22       11:00 AM                                                                  3:00 PM                                                                    7:00 PM


                        Sunday, January 23           12:00 PM                                                                  4:00 PM


WHERE:            Barclays Center – 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Make some magic happen with your family! Consider the Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate tickets for the perfect holiday gift this season! It is a great way to feel at HºoºME while you're at home. 

For more info about Disney On Ice, follow Disney On Ice social media channels: FacebookTwitter & Instagram. Subscribe to the Disney On Ice YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce


About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.


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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Movie Review: The Boss Baby: The Family Business Offers Up More Action and Laughs!


The Boss Baby: Family Business -- There's a new boss in town, and she's got a mission for her dad and uncle! 




The Templetons are back with a brand new mission to help save the babies and adulthood as we know it! The Boss Baby: Family Business is available now for digital download, and will be available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on September 14, 2021. When you purchase the movie on digital or on Blu-ray or DVD, be sure to check out the new short featuring Precious the pony! 


Universal Access sent me the new film, The Boss Baby: The Family Business for free to review. All opinions are my own! 


Our boys, who are OG Boss Baby fans, having fun with the cool PR box of Boss Baby goodies!





If you're looking for a great family movie to watch, then you have to watch the sequel to The Boss Baby: Family Business. Our family enjoyed the first Boss Baby, so we had high hopes for the sequel. The sequel did not disappoint; it's full of laughs, throwbacks to the original film, and has a lot of heartwarming moments. 


Fans of the original Boss Baby will love seeing throwbacks to original baby characters! In the sequel we learn what happened to Ted's boss baby co-workers  Stacey, Jimbo, and the Triplets! 



Parents, be prepared to shed a tear or two. 



Timothy Templeton has come a long way since saving Puppy Co with his boss baby brother, Ted. Now as adults, they've gone their separate ways; Tim is a stay at home dad raising two daughters Tina and Tabitha, and Ted is a big shot CEO who flies helicopters to each destination. Tina is the Boss Baby who has been prompted to get the old gang back together to investigate the Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood. 


Our youngest planning the next big merger. 





Full Star Studded Cast


Like the first Boss Baby movie, we're taken on a hilarious adventure of a wildly funny police chase, a school full of zombie babies, and a new villain Dr. Armstrong (played by the incomparable Jeff Goldblum). 


Tim and Ted team up to help Tim's boss baby daughter, Tina. Tina, played by Amy Sedaris, is tough like her uncle Ted, played by Alec Baldwin, and she is full of heart like her dad Tim, James Mardsen (Tobey Maguire was the original Tim, which I actually like a lot better). All in all, the dynamic between the actors  was awesome lending to the togetherness and heart and soul of brotherhood. 


As a parent, the premise of the story made me tear up, because Tim's older daughter, Tabitha, is starting to grow up and come into her own as a person. It's a reminder that our children are only children for so long and we should all seize the moment with our kids. Tim's parents also return as older grandparents, played by Jimmy Kimmel (The Man Show) and Lisa Kudrow (Friends), and that even got me teary-eyed, because I always saw their imaginative and playful spirits in my husband and myself, so seeing them as grandparents hit me in the heart.


On a lighter note, The Boss Baby: Family Business will keep your kiddos totally engaged with song, action, and lots of comedic scenes, diverse and funny characters including the debut of Precious, a pony gifted to Tabitha. This is a film worth watching and adding to your family library. Even if you purchased on digital, you get the same benefits as a DVD or Blu-ray, and you can share it across all of your devices. 


The Boss Baby: Family Business is rated PG, and just fun for the whole family. The movie is available now for digital download, and will be available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on September 14, 2021.


Buy it at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and more stores that sell your favorite movies by Dreamworks! 



Be sure to check out the merchandise like shirts, books and more featuring your favorite characters from The Boss Baby: Family Business on Amazon!







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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

LEGO CITY STUNTZ Announced Stunt Show Arena, Stunt Park, Merry Cast of LEGO Minifigures Fall 2021

Now LEGO Minifigures can do their own stunts with LEGO City Stuntz!

LEGO announced the release of a new division of LEGO City further adding to the storyline coming this Fall 2021. 

Featuring 10 new LEGO sets like a Stunt Arena, a Stunt Park, and lots of stunt bikes with different themes like Rocket, Chicken, Fire, Selfie, and more! Kids can connect the sets to create a huge stunt park featuring ramps, obstacles, interactive stunt bikes, a ring of fire made of LEGO flames to soar through! The LEGO stunt bike has a flywheel that can be activated to help with the stunt performance!




Budding LEGO builders ages five and up will delight in the stunt storyline where the possibilities of play are wildly endless!





The box art for each set is fun and just wild! The text is off center, there's splotches of spray paint on the box, and the STUNTZ text is bubbly! I love it! The box is a lot of fun, and is telling of how much fun awaits inside. With articulated LEGO minifigures to pose, you can create a whole new world of play.











The new LEGO® City Stuntz sets will be available October 1st and later globally on LEGO.com, LEGO Stores and other select retailers. The range includes:


LEGO® CITY Stunt Park 60293: (29.99 EUR/ 39.99 USD)

LEGO® CITY Stunt Show Truck 60294: (59.99 EUR/ 69.99 USD)



LEGO® CITY Stunt Show Arena 60295: (89.99 EUR/ 99.99 USD)




LEGO® CITY Fire Stunt Bike 60311: (7.99 EUR/ 7.99 USD)







About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.

The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information: www.LEGO.com


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