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From Comic-Con to mainstream cinemas: Here be monster hits

Yesterday saw the end of this year’s Comic-Con, during which geeks descend on San Diego to be whipped up into a frenzy about the release of new sci-fi and action movies. But which films does Trending back to cross over to mass non-geek appeal?

Travel Agenda

From Sebastiao Salgado to Scotland's newest castle hotel

Review: Lego City Undercover

Chase McCain's adventure is akin to GTA for kids, as the knowingly clichéd action cop takes to the open world streets as he looks to throw his arch nemesis Rex Fury back behind bars.

Consumer affairs: Putting the (n)ice into customer service

As a piece of public relations, it was pretty deft. Seven-year-old Luka Apps from Highworth in Wiltshire had written to Lego's head office after losing his Jay ZX figurine during a post-Christmas shopping trip. "Daddy said to send you an email to see if you will send me another one," he wrote. "I promise I won't take him to the shop again if you can."

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The 10 Best puzzles and games

Cool, fun, silly and educational – here’s our pick of the finest distractions for children. No screens required...

Felix Baumgartner's jump, in Lego!

The moment Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped from his helium balloon, 24 miles from earth, has to be one of the most stomach-dropping sights in living memory - and it only gets better in Lego.