Ever since LEGO DOTS was first announced (see links at the end of this post, I was super excited about this new art and craft system. All the small tiles in pretty colors and with beautiful prints are a dream come true for people who like to work on artsy LEGO projects, mosaics, and the like. And I know I’m not the only one who is enthusiastic about LEGO DOTS, as the sets have been perpetually on backorder since they were first released.
Just to recap, there are three LEGO DOTS sets; the #41904 LEGO DOTS Animal Picture Holders, the #41905 LEGO DOTS Rainbow Jewelry Stand, and the #41906 LEGO DOTS Pineapple Pencil Holder. As the names imply, these are all functional desk accessories that can be decorated with the included small tiles.
Then, we also got five LEGO DOTS bracelets, which can be customized with the included small colored and printed tiles. The final currently available item is the #41908 LEGO Extra DOTS – Series 1 packet with more colored and printed tiles that can be used for both the LEGO DOTS desk accessories and the bracelets. I really like the bracelets, so I ordered all five of them, along with the LEGO Extra DOTS packet. Even though all the items were on backorder, I received the bracelets in five days, and the LEGO Extra DOTS are on their way.
The LEGO DOTS Bracelet packs come in long sleeves that include the bracelet and a packet of tiles. The bracelets are thick, strong, but flexible plastic, similar to a watchband. They are 7 3/4 inch long from tip to tip with a knob on one end and five holes on the other end to adjust for different wrist sizes. The bracelets are advertised for kids, but they can also fit adult wrists up to 6 3/4 inches. The bracelets feature 14 rows of 2 studs, which are for attaching the tiles. The clutch-power of the studs is very good, with the tiles attaching and staying on securely. The bracelets come in five colors; medium-azure, dark-pink, light-purple, black, and teal.
All five LEGO DOTS Bracelets state that they include 33 pieces, which accounts for the bracelet itself and 32 tiles (28 to fill all the studs on the bracelets, plus 4 extras). However since LEGO always includes one extra 1×1 small piece for each color and print in case they get lost, the bracelet packs end up with quite a few additional tiles. Here is the breakdown of what’s included in each pack:
- #41900 LEGO Rainbow Bracelet: 28 tiles + 4 extra + 8 replacement = 40
- #41901 LEGO Funky Animals Bracelet: 28 tiles + 4 extra + 9 replac. = 41
- #41902 LEGO Sparkly Unicorn Bracelet: 28 tiles + 4 extra + 8 replac. = 40
- #41903 LEGO Cosmic Wonder Bracelet: 28 tiles + 4 extra + 8 replac. = 40
- #41912 LEGO Love Birds Bracelet: 28 tiles + 4 extra + 9 replacement = 41
The colors and prints of the tiles are so delightful and pretty! The #41900 LEGO DOTS Rainbow Bracelet includes white, yellow, red, light-aqua, and trans-light-blue tiles, and three different types of rainbow printed tiles. The #41901 LEGO DOTS Funky Animals Bracelet includes white, black, light-pink, magenta, and trans-pink tiles, paw prints, and kitten and bunny prints. The #41902 LEGO DOTS Sparkly Unicorn Bracelet includes lavender, dark-purple, coral, black, and metallic-silver tiles (yes, they are metallic, not pearl!), and three different really pretty star and unicorn prints with a metallic shine. The #41903 LEGO DOTS Cosmic Wonder Bracelet includes lavender, light-pink, light-yellow, and light-aqua tiles, some pearly faceted gem pieces, and three different star and planet prints with a metallic shine. The #41912 LEGO DOTS Love Birds Bracelet includes light-yellow, light-orange, orange, light-pink, coral, and lime-green tiles, and three different prints.
I honestly can’t say which one is my favorite bracelet. They are all so pretty! The printed pieces are exquisitely beautiful, and it’s so nice to have so many tiles in less common colors. I also like that you can customize your bracelets any way you like, and thus keeping them creative and interactive to match your mood and style. I feel that the $4.99 price tag is very reasonable, and even cheap for what you get.
While most adult LEGO fans will focus on the usability of the colorful and printed tiles in the LEGO DOTS sets, the bracelets can also have multiple uses. For example, I have seen someone use them as wall hangers by attaching the studs of the bracelets to the back of standard LEGO plates.
In summary, LEGO DOTS is awesome, and I hope LEGO will continue to add more creative and crafty sets to the collection. If you would like to check the currently available sets, visit the LEGO DOTS section of the Online LEGO Shop. Also, remember that until March 22nd, you can get a free LEGO DOTS Mini Picture Frame with purchases of $35 or more, so this could be an extra set you can add to your collection. This offer is valid at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Do you have any of the LEGO DOTS desk accessories or bracelets? How do you like them? Do you have a favorite bracelet design? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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