Thank you, Lego!
We all love those tiny colourful blocks. Legos are fun, creative and they help us make friends too! But there are many kids who are not able to play with a lot of toys because they can’t see them.
Now, Lego is releasing its first product created specifically for visually impaired and partially sighted children.
The Lego Braille Bricks will be fully compatible with existing Lego toys, but are moulded with studs that match with Braille letters and numbers, with the aim of helping visually impaired children learn to read while playing.
The bricks are designed to be inclusive, so feature a printed letter or character, allowing parents, teachers and fellow students who are sighted to be able to interact as well.
What an initiative, we say! Kudos to that.
The tallest LEGO tower was 94 feet high and used 465,000 bricks. The tower was a pirate ship mast with a “treasure” made of gold, yellow and clear bricks on top and was built at LEGOLAND in California.