Lego Braille Bricks Review

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S Solomon Karuppannan

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Sep 17, 2023, 8:21:00 AM9/17/23
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TIM DIXON » Feed - Friday, September 15, 2023 at 3:07 PM
Lego Braille Bricks Review
The Lego Group started shipping their Lego Braille Bricks (40656) to
consumers on the 1st of September 2023 amidst widespread excitement.
My set has arrived, and I wanted to provide a short Lego Braille
Bricks review.
The Box
The box is embossed with braille to detail the set title ‘Lego Braille
Bricks’ and to advise you where to scan for instructions. On scanning
the barcode, you are taken to the dedicated Lego Braille Bricks site
with six video clips detailing games you can play with the set.
Inside the box
The box is sealed with three stick tape tabs, once cut the lid folds
back to provide full access to the content. The box contains four bags
of Lego bricks, two base plates and a sheet of card embossed with
braille detailing the bricks and quantity of them.
The bricks included are:
• 12 dot 1 a bricks
• 8 dot 1, 2 b bricks
• 12 dot 1,4 c bricks
• 12 dot 1,4,5 d bricks
• 12 dot 1,5 e bricks
• 8 dot 1,2,4 f bricks
• 12 dot 1,2,4,5 g bricks
• 12 dot 1,2,5 h bricks
• 12 dot 2,4 i bricks
• 8 dot 2,4,5 j bricks
• 8 dot 1,3 k bricks
• 8 dot 1, 2,3 l bricks
• 8 dot 1,3,4 m bricks
• 12 dot 1,3,4,5 n bricks
• 12 dot 1,3,5 o bricks
• 12 dot 1,2,3,4 p bricks
• 4 dot 1,2,3,4,5 q bricks
• 12 dot 1,2,3,5 r bricks
• 8 dot 2,3,4 s bricks
• 12 dot 2,3,4,5 t bricks
• 8 dot 1,3,6 u bricks
• 4 dot 1,2,3,6 v bricks
• 4 dot 2,4,5,6 w bricks
• 4 dot 1,3,4,6 x bricks
• 4 dot 1,3,4,5,6 y bricks
• 4 dot 1,3,5,6 z bricks
• 4 dot 1,2,3,4,5,6 bricks
• 4 dot 6 shift / upper case bricks
• 4 dot 2 comma bricks
• 4 dot 3 apostrophe bricks
• 4 dot 2,5,6 period (full stop) bricks
• 8 dot 3,4,5,6 # (number) bricks
• 4 dot 2,3,5 + bricks
• 4 dot 3,6 – (hyphen) bricks
• 4 dot 2,3,6 X (Multiplication) bricks
• 4 dot 3,4 divide bricks
• 8 dot 2,3,5,6 = bricks
• 4 dot 5 bricks
My thoughts – Lego Braille Bricks Review
I love that Lego are making braille bricks and that many more people
will be exposed to braille, however I do find the pricing of the set
extremely high, putting it out of reach for some. A normal Lego set
will be about £10 per 100 pieces (excluding licenced ones like Star
Wars), but the braille bricks are £27.87 per 100 pieces. This is a
significant difference and does leave me wondering why the cost is so
high……
The braille is easy to read, and I have had fun with my kids spelling
out names. Finding bricks is a little frustrating, but I soon sorted
that out with some extra base plates and organising all the bricks for
easy access. The bricks have assorted colours, but there doesn’t seem
to be a logic behind the colours, which is good as the colour isn’t
identifiable by touch. I am pleased that the set is available and hope
that it helps my kids learn braille, however only time will tell. I
hope this Lego Braille Bricks Review helps you.
Tell me what you think in the comments below or on twitter @timdixon82
https://www.timdixon.net/blog/2023/09/lego-braille-bricks-review/


     David Goldfield
Assistive Technology Specialist

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Mary Lea

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Sep 17, 2023, 8:31:21 AM9/17/23
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It's great that they are doing it, but I do find the expense quite shocking. 

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J.J. Meddaugh

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Sep 26, 2023, 8:02:39 PM9/26/23
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Hello. Are the dos the size of normal lego pips or are they different? Can you build on top of them?
Thanks for the review.


Chris McMillan

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Sep 27, 2023, 2:26:33 AM9/27/23
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Lego braille is designed exactly the same as Lego

Chris McMillan

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Sep 27, 2023, 2:32:48 AM9/27/23
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This is because compared to Lego itself, its a small product and the research and development huge. Anything specialist *is* very expensive. It’s being sold to us VI  as cheaply as possible. It’s a *lot* of bricks for that price all the same. Bought for a toddler it’ll be worth its weight in gold. 

Chris

Jackie Brown

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Sep 27, 2023, 2:44:46 AM9/27/23
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I’ve bought a box, I want to share them with my grandchildren eventually.

 

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Jackie Brown

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Jack Zimmerman

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Sep 27, 2023, 11:12:32 AM9/27/23
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Think though guys! If you  a total your gonna hafta dig around in that box for about 15 minutes to find the right brick then you gonna hafta do it all over again to find the next one! LOL! Talk about frustration!!  

Jack and Bex 
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J.J. Meddaugh

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Sep 27, 2023, 1:29:47 PM9/27/23
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I wouldn't call that frustration. That was part of the fun when I was a kid.


Danielle Montour

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Sep 27, 2023, 1:45:23 PM9/27/23
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Frustration and fun are pretty closely linked in these building
efforts, and both are invaluable to developing spatial thinking skills
and pattern recognition. That is true no matter what level of vision
someone has. Repetitive lessons are how we learn.

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> I wouldn't call that frustration. That was part of the fun when I was a
> kid.
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>> Think though guys! If you a total your gonna hafta dig around in that
>> box
>> for about 15 minutes to find the right brick then you gonna hafta do it
>> all
>> over again to find the next one! LOL! Talk about frustration!!
>>
>> Jack and Bex
>> nt from my iPod
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>> On Sep 27, 2023, at 1:44 AM, Jackie Brown <jackiean...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>> I’ve bought a box, I want to share them with my grandchildren eventually.
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>>
>> Kind regards,
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>> Jackie Brown
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>> Email: jackiean...@gmail.com
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Jackie Brown

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Personally I think it’s a great project, anything that connects Braille in a thoughtful and meaningful way gets my approval. 😊

 

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