Some really great news coming out of LEGO today, LEGO’s Braille Bricks will go on sale to the public for the first time ever, and will be able to be purchased direct from LEGO.com from 1 September 2023!
Announced just in time for World Blind Awareness Month in October, this is a significant milestone for LEGO to make play more inclusive and accessible.
Update: Check out the contents of the LEGO Braille Bricks set in my unboxing and first impressions feature.
See below for pricing and product pages. Preorders have also opened.
- 40656 Play with Braille English – US$89.99 / AU$149.99 / £79.49 / €89.99 / CAD$119.99
- Available in the USA, UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
- 40655 Play with Braille French – €89.99 / CHF 109 / CAD$119.99
- Available in France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium
40656 Play with Braille English – 287 pieces
40655 Play with Braille French
This is quite significant for LEGO as Braille Bricks were previously only distributed free of charge by LEGO to organisations specializing in the education of children with vision impairment, which began in 2020.
Since the launch of these educational kits in 2020, feedback from parents, carers, grandparents, children, and educators has continually highlighted the positive impact the bricks have and how they transform the way children with vision impairment can learn braille.
This overwhelming response has led to the creation of LEGO Braille Bricks – Play with Braille to give families the opportunity to enjoy the benefits and practice their tactile skills at home, and is suited for anyone who is curious about braille, be they blind, partially-sighted or sighted to learn the braille system.
LEGO Braille Bricks will be available direct from LEGO from 1 September 2023 onwards.
I have a review copy of this set, and will be checking it out sometime next week!
What do you think of LEGO Braille Bricks? Were you aware that something like this existed?
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