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In our last post - A long overdue love letter to all of the amazing friends, family, and supporters for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime!

LTL is closing its doors after an incredibly rewarding journey of successes/failures, struggles/triumphs, and a whole lot of late night block sanding sessions. We loved every minute of making toys for your little ones and owe it all to our supporters that were with us from the beginning.

Thanks!

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29 MayAlex LarsenLeave a comment LTL Closes up Shop It is with a very heavy heart that I share the sad news that Larsen Toy Lab will be closing its doors in the upcoming days. We loved every second of making toys for your little ones and were always thrilled to see pictures and get updates along th…
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30% Off. Free Ornaments. Same Great Classic Toys! Check it out here ➜ http://larsentoylab.com/

Wooden blocks, block sets, wooden toys, puzzles and games for kids, handmade in the USA at Larsen Toy Lab. We want children to rediscover the power of blocks,
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We love seeing emails like these:

"Also, I want to tell you that my brother sent a Sticks and Stones set to my youngest son for his birthday this year. Both my boys love playing with it so much that I am ordering this Pair Up set for my oldest son. I love the blocks, they are beautiful and so simple. I will certainly be recommending it to others:)

Thanks for your beautiful work!"

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(hint: sending us a note like this will get you extra building blocks included in your order 100% of the time...)

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We're thrilled to share our new platform called KideaLab that is completely changing the way kid's products are created.

Launch your own idea or help others develop their idea and you'll earn a share in revenue once we make the products!

Signup now and start flexing those entrepreneurial muscles!

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Fist Bumps all around... our huge sale with Plum District is back!!! Check it out for a huge discount on our 3 most popular block sets ➜ http://bit.ly/LTLdeal

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For all Fairfield County, CT families ➜ we've partnered up with the Westport Library to offer a series of workshops in August for kids ages 5-8. By the end of the fun workshops YOUR kids will have created the idea for our next collection of toys and stories!

4% of SALES of the new collection will go back to the Westport Library!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1me6X8h

DESIGN STORY LABMaker-in-Residence - August There will be two separate LABS. Please only register for ONE of the 4 day series. Everyone should plan to attend the final sharing day with both groups together on August 18. Series 1: August 4th, 5th, 6th and 18th Series 2: August 11th, 12th, 13th…
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Don't miss your chance to win a free block set (last day)! New review and giveaway is up from one of our favorite new mommy bloggers - The New Farmer's Wife.

There are a few companies that show up now and then that really peak my interest. Like...so much that I'll wake up at 2 a.m. and think "Man....I really hope this company flourishes!" Larsen Toy Lab...
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"At press time, sources confirmed that Strickland was enjoying Kool-Aid from a styrofoam cup that will outlast the toy by another million years."

http://www.theonion.com/…/child-entertained-for-5-minutes-…/

GREELEY, CO—Playing with the brand-new toy he received Wednesday, local 4-year-old Alex Strickland was entertained for five minutes by a plastic truck that will not biodegrade for another 10 centuries, sources confirmed.
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We're not sure what the Kickstarter all time pledge record is but $2M+ in the FIRST DAY is a pretty decent start... and deservedly so!!

Help bring back Reading Rainbow ➜

https://www.kickstarter.com/…/bring-reading-rainbow-back-fo…

Bring Reading Rainbow’s unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere & help classrooms most in need!
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Introducing the first Crowdsourcing platform for children's toys!

SUBMIT your new toy + story ideas ➜
REFINE the idea with help of LTL and community ➜
WE BRING it to life ➜...
YOU GET a share in revenue ➜

Submit your project and get 30% off any toys currently in our shop!

Link is in the comments

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We did it!! Our friends at Seventh Generation started a petition to reform the Toxic Substance Control Act and got over 100k to sign... a great step towards transparency and safety.

Learn more after the jump ➜

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Take a swing at sketchy chemicals. Petition Congress to keep toxins out of our homes.
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Defining what it means to be a for-profit Social Enterprise is tricky but this event proved that it's a worthwhile discussion to have.

What do you think? Do you support "Do-Good" companies that have a social or environmental mission? Is it all a marketing gimmick?

Huge thanks to the Stamford Innovation Center for hosting and the moderator/audience for asking the important questions!

Alex is on the Social Enterprise Panel at the Stamford Innovation Center!! Come check him out (along with a few other social enterprise leaders) on May 8th and get a discount with code: FRIEND10

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Social Enterprise Panel Doing Well & Doing Good Join The Stamford Innovation Center, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) and The Social Enterprise Trust (reSET) for a disussion with the leaders of Social Enerprise in CT! When: Thurs, May 8, 2014; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Where: The Stamford Innovatio…
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To celebrate EARTH WEEK we are offering a 25% discount on all of our block sets! ➜ http://larsentoylab.com/shop-2

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest." - David Attenborough

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Last day to take advantage of this amazing deal from our friends at Plum District! Our award-winning Sticks and Stones set is on sale for OVER 50% OFF!!

Check out the deal to see the block set that has been keeping kids entertained for hours at a time ➜ http://bit.ly/1hNC0oP