As we discussed previously, LEGO DOTS is a new collection that was introduced at the beginning of the year and is already very popular. The sets are perfect for those who like art and craft projects, building mosaics, and decorating with cute shapes and pretty colors. All the home-decor type sets (pencil holder, desk organizer, picture frame, jewelry box, jewelry stand) and customizable bracelets are interactive, fun, inexpensive, and could be enjoyed by both kids and adults.
But LEGO DOTS aren’t limited to making small project. They can be used for decorating big things as well. There was an interesting campaign run by LEGO in late September and early October of this year in collaboration with several North American cities. One of the projects was a colorful rainbow, standing over 12 feet tall and 22 feet wide, and made out of 207,360 LEGO DOTS pieces that was on display at San Francisco’s Pier 39. At the same time, LEGO DOTS adorned Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive Fountain covering 225 square feet (this one is particularly beautiful!). LEGO DOTS was also applied on the Tom Thomson Red Canoe in Toronto’s Canoe Landing Park, taking 340 hours. And another project was decorating four syrup tanks at the Syrup Tank Garden in Domino Park in Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. This project took nearly 900 hours and 852,220 LEGO DOTS pieces! I have included a few pictures here, and if you want to see more, look for the hastag, #DotYourWorld.
LEGO DOTS will continue next year with new releases, similar to what we got this year; bracelets, extra DOTS packs, and kits for decorative projects. The #41926 LEGO DOTS Creative Party Kit is especially interesting with cupcake shaped containers filled with LEGO DOTS, other small decorative elements, stickers, and more. They will be perfect for fun party activities and other art and craft projects.
The customizable LEGO DOTS bracelets will also continue, but with two narrower bracelets instead of one wide one. And of course, each bracelet features LEGO DOTS tiles, including some really nice printed ones.
There is also going to be a new collection called LEGO DOTS Bag Tags with buildable cubes that can be decorated with LEGO DOTS tiles and other small elements. I don’t know how practical these are because pieces could potentially fall off and get lost, but they are can also work as cute collectibles, small gifts, etc.
LEGO DOTS can also be used for mosaics, similar to the LEGO Art sets, and the pieces from the two themes could even be mixed together for more color options. You can play around with the LEGO Art Remix application we talked about recently to build your mosaic virtually before taking on a larger project like this. Just make sure you remember to adjust the colors that you have in Step 3.
Personally, I really enjoy the LEGO DOTS sets. I like all the different colored tiles and the patterns that can be created with them. They really opened up the possibilities for lettering and other decorations for LEGO cities. We may not be able to build giant mosaics like in the LEGO campaign, but we can used the for home decor, art and craft projects, mosaics, and more. They provide fun social activities both for kids and adults, and building with them can be enjoyed alone as well. You can check out the currently available and upcoming LEGO DOTS sets at the LEGO DOTS section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like LEGO DOTS? And how do you use them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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