Toy blocks are used to teach children creativity, vocabulary, arithmetic, and to develop dexterity. Current toy blocks are typically not very interactive. This disclosure describes a toy block that includes a scanner and display, and has a virtual assistant built-in. The virtual assistant provides an interactive educational experience for users. With user and parent permission, the virtual assistant can answer spoken questions and play audio games with users. The toy block enables users to perform visual queries via the integrated camera. Information related to the scanned object is retrieved and provided to the user on the display and/or via audio.

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