July 26, 2023

Barbie Dolls That Traveled to Space Are Now on Exhibit at the Smithsonian

This Barbie is an astronaut. This Barbie is a scientist. This Barbie is a Smithsonian star. “Barbie goes to space” is a story which began in 1965, when Miss Astronaut debuted. This earliest space Barbie was actually a space outfit to be added to existing dolls, but it was remarkably timely—released only two years after the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova.

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July 3, 2023

LEGO Introduces a 2,660-Piece Hogwarts Castle and Grounds Set That Harry Potter Fans Will Love

Whether you are a fan of Harry Potter or not, you’ve likely heard of Hogwarts. Though it’s often the backdrop to the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, thee wizarding school is almost like a character itself. The castle and its grounds are home to enigmatic creatures and deadly secrets, many of them crucial to the development of the series.

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