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LEGO DOTS Discontinuing Soon…

LEGO DOTS has been a favorite among many LEGO fans, and it also brought many new fans to the hobby. The collection focuses on patterns and mosaic-style building with brightly colored tiles and unique printed elements, and also includes wearables and home décor items. Unfortunately, the theme is going to get discontinued soon, although some features of LEGO DOTS will be integrated into other themes. Below is the official announcement.

After careful consideration, we have decided to exit the LEGO DOTS theme and integrate tile-based play into other themes within our portfolio.

January and March launches of LEGO DOTS novelties will go ahead but also be our last on this theme, with all current items from 2022 remaining active in the product lineup until the end of the year.

LEGO DOTS was launched in March 2020 with the ambition to connect with kids through their passion for arts & crafts – looking at encouraging self-expression and attracting new builders to the LEGO brand. It was a completely new style of building that used brightly colored tiles to ignite creativity with LEGO fans, in a fun and unique way.

While seeing a great appetite for this type of proposition and playing a key role in retaining kids in the LEGO brand, we also recognize the challenges of establishing LEGO DOTS as a long-term brand in the arts & crafts category.

We will refocus our attention on ensuring elements of tile-play live on across other areas of the business. We know there is still a huge appeal from the arts & crafts community, and we want to ensure there are opportunities for kids who love the play proposition to still enjoy building in this way. We can also confirm this discontinuation will not affect our business direction on similar themes like LEGO Art and we look forward to more exciting launches in the future.

We want to thank all our LEGO DOTS fans who inspired us with their creativity!

I know that this is very sad news for many LEGO fans who loved using LEGO DOTS to decorate their space. LEGO DOTS has been also an excellent source for small tiles in a rainbow of colors and unique printed elements. If you do want to stock up on these delightful pieces, LEGO DOTS are still available at the LEGO DOTS section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Have you been enjoying the LEGO DOTS collection? How do you feel about the line getting discontinued? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Håkan January 18, 2023, 10:39 AM

    Hmm, I have bought a few sets, And I also have gotten a bunch of Dots through second hand bulk builds, as well as once gleaning up 100-something or so Dots scattered around a recycling station that I carefully cleaned afterwards. (Stinginess is a virtue…)

    It was pobably too expensive to compete with stuff such as the dirt cheap Hama/ Perler beads…

    Oh, well, the parts I managed to snag might always be useful to add decorative highlights, such as street art scenery or shop signage, and it appears that most of the new molds would be around for a while, anyway.

    Keeping the new molds separately for decorative uses in other themes might be a good solution, I guess. If there’d be a Dots-like set with Marvel printing, I’d likely buy it.

  • Undercover AFOL January 18, 2023, 9:11 PM

    I’m sad to read this. Dots have been very popular in all the families I know. Both boys and girls decorate with them, and even parents use them! And of course as an AFOL, I’m really happy with the new colors and shapes. Mosaic building was so hard before the Art and DOTS sets!

  • mr. marmelade January 18, 2023, 10:31 PM

    Wow. This is bad news. I liked dots for the tiles and for building mosaics. How can we get them in larger quantities without dots? Even if they include similar techniques in sets, like they did in some recent friends sets, it’s not going to be enough!

    • Håkan January 19, 2023, 10:41 AM

      Seems as if the Lego Pick-A-Brick service has been put up again. There are some Dots parts available on the Plates – Round and Angles section. (I think here might be confusion or two orders if you mix Standard and Bestseller parts, though.)

      Another option is to find a Bricklink seller with a large assortment of Dots parts.

  • Master Builder January 19, 2023, 9:33 AM

    Sad news indeed. Dots is very popular with all my nieces and nephews. And as others said, afols like them too for obvious reasons.

    I’m surprised it didn’t do better. I thought they were priced fairly. Of course, we’re used to LEGO prices. Not crafting prices. 😁

  • Ray January 19, 2023, 1:28 PM

    Dots wasn’t my jam, but it does seem like an odd announcement. Sounds more like a restructuring than a discontinuation, they come right out and say similar products will still be produced.

    • Håkan January 19, 2023, 5:26 PM

      It’s mostly marketing mumbo-jumbo, I guess…

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