LEGO(R) Braille Bricks Announced
The LEGO(R) Group announced the general release of the LEGO(R) Braille Bricks ‘Play with Braille’ in English and French versions on September 1, 2023, as stated in their Newsroom.
The LEGO(R) Braille Bricks are now available for pre-order starting from August 24th on the official online stores of LEGO(R) Shops in the 11 countries where they are being offered.
The initial release includes versions in English and French only, but in 2024, products in German, Italian, and Spanish are also planned to be launched.
The term ‘Braille,’ meaning tactile writing system, is derived from the name of Louis Braille, the French inventor of the six-dot Braille system.
First General Release
The LEGO(R) Group first developed the LEGO(R) Braille Bricks in 2020 and has been providing them for free to specific organizations and groups focused on the education and support of visually impaired individuals. However, they had not been available for sale to the general public.
Play with Braille
In addition to Braille characters, the LEGO(R) Braille Bricks feature printed text, allowing both visually impaired individuals and those without visual impairments to enjoy learning Braille together.
An engaging activity for improving Braille skills while playing with LEGO(R) Braille Bricks is provided on the English special page called ‘LEGO(R) Braille Activities‘.
40656 Play with Braille – English
This LEGO® Play with Braille – English set (40656) combines the fun of LEGO bricks with braille letters, numbers and signs to offer a playful learning experience for children learning braille.
The set comes with baseplates to build on and there are play starters to explore on LEGO.com. The play starters help kids develop their skills as they learn how to orient, attach and stack the bricks. The set also gives an insight into the braille code and braille characters.
- LEGO® braille bricks – This Play with Braille English set (40656) for kids aged 6+ contains 284 bricks with braille numbers and letters from the English alphabet, plus baseplates to build on
- Learn through play – This set is designed to help children with visual impairments practice their tactile skills and offers a fun way to incorporate braille toys into everyday family play
- Share the fun – Looking to buy LEGO® braille bricks? This is a set for families to enjoy together and you’ll find play starters on LEGO.com to help kids get going
40656 Découvrir le braille – Alphabet français
287 pieces | Ages 6+ | €89.99 | Released on September 1, 2023 (Limited to France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium)
Offrez une expérience de construction amusante aux enfants malvoyants qui apprennent le braille, avec ce set LEGO® Découvrir le braille – Alphabet français (40655).
Ils peuvent construire le set sur les plaques de construction incluses mais aussi explorer LEGO.com pour découvrir des idées de jeux, développer des compétences et apprendre à orienter, fixer et empiler les briques. Le set est une formidable introduction au code et aux caractères braille.
- Briques LEGO® en braille – Le set LEGO® Découvrir le braille – Alphabet français (40655) pour les enfants dès 6 ans contient 284 briques avec des nombres et lettres braille de l’alphabet français, ainsi que des plaques de construction
- Apprendre en jouant – Ce set est conçu pour développer la motricité des enfants malvoyants et faire entrer le braille dans les jeux quotidiens des familles
- S’amuser ensemble – Vous souhaitez acheter des briques LEGO® en braille ? Ce set est parfait pour jouer en famille. Vous pourrez également trouver des idées de jeux inspirantes pour les enfants sur LEGO.com
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