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'The Lego Pilot' is the Greatest Thing on Social Media Right Now

April 11, 2014 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

Lindbergh. Earhart. Yeager.

Let's face it—aviators are the epitome of cool. Heck, even fictitious pilots like Top Gun's Maverick get all the girls, so frankly we're shocked it's taken so long for the internet generation to devise a character as brilliant as The Lego Pilot.

Jetting around the world in his perfectly pressed uniform, The Lego Pilot spends days sharing his "office views" and favorite layover locations with fans on social media. Though his body may be made of plastic building blocks, his personality is very much alive on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He's essentially a fully conceptualized and storified version of Lufthansa's "Pilot Diary" Instagram series from August 2013, which we heralded as "a revelation for airline social media."

Recent travels have transported The Lego Pilot to London, Hong Kong, Spain's Costa del Sol, Dubai, and Marrakech...and that's only since the beginning of March when the accounts initiated.

We won't spoil all the fun for you (follow him!), but below are a few of our favorite The Lego Pilot moments. Enjoy!

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Barbie Has a Passport, a Fact Which is Actually Causing Controversy

April 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM | by | ()

She's been a veterinarian, an Olympic gymnast, a marine biologist, an 80s rock star, a mermaid and the president (many times over). She's Barbie, and her range is even unencumbered by nationality. The newest Barbies are additions to the classic "Dolls of the World" collection, and one in particular is causing quite the uproar.

A "Mexico Barbie," complete with a traditional Mexican dress and a pet chihuahua, has a passport has an accessory. Yikes.

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Is This the Most Popular Ride at Legoland California?

April 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

The other week we hit up Legoland California, namely to check out the just-opened Legoland Hotel, the first Legoland Hotel in the U.S. But with the hotel being adjacent to the theme park, we of course had to roam around for a few hours, marveling at all things Lego.

We'll have one of our handy theme park survival guides for you next week but we just thought we'd share this observation: Out of all the attractions, rides and displays at Legoland, the busiest one we encountered was The Big Shop.

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A Kinder Egg by Any Other (International) Name Would Taste Just as Sweet

October 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM | by | ()

It may be too soon to talk about holiday presents, but it's always the right time to discuss chocolate. Specifically we focus on the perennial favorite Kinder Eggs, which, though banned in the United States as a choking hazard, are embraced in other parts of the world.

Kinder Eggs are produced by the Italian company Ferrero, also the guys behind those faux-fancy Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The original product name then isn't "Kinder Egg," but the Italian "Kinder Sorpresa," meaning "Kinder Surprise." Just so you know exactly what to ask for on your next trip abroad, we've gathered a few other international names for the beloved treat:

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