Let's OPEN the box!
Discover the contents of the LEGO Braille Bricks toolkit in this unboxing video.
Written by M&M
Nov. 13. 2023
Stine Storm, Project Manager and Senior Play and Health Specialist at the LEGO Foundation, opens the box and explains the basics of the LEGO Braille Bricks concept.
Watch to learn more.
Hello. My name is Stine Storm, and I'm the project manager for this wonderful project,
LEGO Braille Bricks.
I'm extremely proud to show you this product today in what we call an unboxing video.
And I look forward to showing you the contents.
When you open the box, there is a clear lid and underneath the lid there is a top card.
The top card shows the visual identity of LEGO Braille Bricks, which illustrates a world of experiences that opens up for the children.
When I turn the top card, you will see an overview of the braille alphabet. In this case, it is English.
But each tool box, in each different language, has a different top card, of course, showing all the bricks in the tool kit. Inside the box you will find four prepacked bags with the LEGO Braille Bricks.
These are two examples of LEGO Braille Bricks. The Letter A and the number sign.
If you place the number sign in front of the A1 brick, it then means that it's the
number one and not a letter.
In each tool kit there's this funny little orange thing, and we call it a brick separator. For those of you who have played with LEGO, you know that two bricks can be put together with what we call clutch power.
So often it's actually a little bit difficult to get two bricks or a brick from a base plate.
You use the bricks separator by attaching it to the top of the studs on a brick and you push down, thereby releasing it from the base plate.
Very simple and very easy.
There are three base plates in the tool kit, which allows more children
to learn together.
You can also use the base plates to pre-sort your LEGO Braille Bricks.
In this case, I've done it as alphabetical towers, which also indicates that there are more bricks of certain letters.
For the LEGO Braille Bricks, we've chosen five iconic LEGO colors, and these are white, blue, yellow, red and green. This is also to ensure that the contrast between the black print and the LEGO bricks is strong enough.
At the LEGO Foundation we strongly believe in learning through play, and therefore we've designed a pedagogical teaching method and concept that goes with the toolkit.
So on the website LEGObraillebricks.com, we have lots of activities designed
for both pre-braille and braille skills.
I hope you've enjoyed this unboxing video and that you're curious
to learn more about this concept. Please enjoy. And we look
forward to hearing from you.