(Written by Geneva – gid617)
A little while ago LEGO released an interesting collection of brick-themed desk supplies. You can read a general review on them here: LEGO Stationery: Ruler, Pens, Markers & More! Since then I got the chance to try them out myself, and I have been playing around with them quite a bit. Below are some of my experiments. 🙂
The LEGO pens and markers are all perfectly good quality and write very well. At first I thought a square pen would be something of a pain to use, but in fact the squareness is hardly noticeable. The rectangular markers, however, are a little less cute and more plain. My sister has been using one of the pens, so I asked her for her opinion. She told me that it worked well, once she took the top off. 🙄
I took advantage of the buildability of these pens and markers to achieve some interesting lines. As you can attach the pens to each other, they are great for using two or more pens at once. Below are some examples.
Although the pencils, erasers, and sharpeners are sold in kits of their own, they work well together. The LEGO pencil includes a clip that allows the pencil to attach to a LEGO brick, but unfortunately it is not the right size for any other LEGO element. The cute eraser got a 2×2 round brick in the middle. And the pencil sharpener comes with a really neat transparent 2×4 tile that has the LEGO logo engraved on it. They all have standard LEGO brick connections and can be put to some pretty unique uses. I may have gone a bit over the top though; that spaceship gets heavy after a while! 😀
However the star of the whole range of these LEGO desk supplies has to be the ruler. It really looks great, and what’s more, it is completely LEGO! The ruler tiles are printed; with metric on one side and imperial on the other. The ruler is built in such a way that it can either be lengthened to 12 inches (30 centimeters), or shortened to 6 inches (15 centimeters). This is a great way to take advantage of the LEGO construction system.
And there is also a pencil box to store everything. It is a fairly plain white container, with a 2×4 plate embedded on top. Inside is a normal green 8×26 LEGO baseplate, which pops out very easily. I have passed the pencil box on to my sister, who complimented it by saying that it was “as useful as any other box”. The pens, pencils, markers, eraser and sharpener attach to the baseplate to eliminate loose pieces and conserve space. It also allows you to spiff up the box a bit with a custom design, like I did below.
There are a few other products in the LEGO stationary and desk supplies line which I don’t have, but you can check them out all here: LEGO STATIONERY COLLECTION ON AMAZON
On the whole, this is a good quality product line with several cute offers, which take advantage of the interlocking capacity of LEGO bricks in a very unique way. They would make great gifts and are a good way to show off your LEGO hobby. What do you think? Have you picked up any of these LEGO desk supplies already? Or are you planning to? Do you find them useful? Feel free to share your own review in the comment section below! 😉
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