But its not part of the LEGO x Nintendo Collaboration!
One of the things that coincided with lockdowns earlier in the year, was the release of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It was instrumental for maintaining the emotional wellbeing of many a young adult at the time. The team at LEGO DOTS have just released some installable DOTS designs that you can install in your in-game Home. There is even some Halloween content, if it takes your fancy (Sorry if I am a couple of hours too late for this…
And the collaborations keep on coming: What a year it has been for LEGO® – every wants to come and play with them: Nintendo, IKEA, Adidas (I blinked and missed that announcement) and now LEVI’S – yes the long lived manufacturers of the classic 501 denim jeans have joined with LEGO to produce a range of clothing which you can customise to suit your self.
The Key is a flexible 6×6 plate, which is ideal for attaching small tiles – such as the LEGO DOTs – to. This will give you the opportunity too express your self with LEGO – not quite wearing your heart on your sleeve, but if you are passionate about LEGO products, you can wear your heart on your … jeans, denim jacket, head and windcheater. In fact, there is aspecial packet of LEGO x LEVI’S DOTS supplied with each garment that comes with the flexible patch. While the patch is flexible, it is probably not entirely appropriate to rely on larger elements staying in place, but using the DOTs will probably prove to be reasonably resilient…unless you put them through the wash.
The range will go on sale in Australia on October 1st, and be available from LEVI’s Stores, LEVIS.com.au and Glue stores in Australia; Levi’s stores, levis.co.nz and LOADED stores in New Zealand..
Earlier in the year, we saw the arrival of LEGO DOTs: colorful tiles to put on over plates and bricks, available as bracelets and, in search of a better word, buildable homewares such as a pencil pot, jewellery stand and photo holders. There was also a supplemental pack, containing a mixture of round tiles, quarter circle tiles and a random assortment of printed round tiles.
There is a new wave launching at the start of June, and I was fortunate enough to find a couple of packs, amongst other June releases on the shelves at our local certified store a couple of days early. I picked up two packs of the 41916 Extra DOTS -Series 2, as well as some bracelets: ‘Go Team!’ And ‘Magic Forest’. Today, I will just look at the extra dots.
In which we look at the 41905 Jewellery Holder, play with some DOTS, and uncover an anomalous orange…
With the new range of LEGO® DOTS, we have looked at the bracelets as well as the extra’s parts pack. today I thought we’d take a quick look at the new Jewellery holder which contains a number of new and rare elements, as well as a copious number of the ‘dot’ elements – which I shall merely use as a generic term to refer to 1×1 tiles of any shape…until we come to look at them a little closer.
It’s the start of March. LEGO Dots is officially on the market today. As I recently mentioned, I found some any a local retailer a day or two early, and picked up a variety of the sets.
Today I would like to look at the contents of the 5 wristband packs. Costing AUD$9.99, and allegedly containing 33 parts, these sets come with a wristband, and a variety of tiles – square, round and quarter circle, printed and plain, and, in one extreme situation, a completely new design of element, in a fairly new colour. Allegedly 33 parts? As you will see, these sets tend to contain 40 – 41 parts. About 20% more than it says on the packet.
About a month ago, we heard about the forthcoming arrival of LEGO® Dots. This is a range of jewellery and decor items pitched squarely at the 6-10 year old market, where some children might be reluctant to create a model of their own , because of doubts in their own creativity. The DOTs sets have far more free form instructions, to help you decide how you might choose to to place small square, circular and quarter circle 1×1 tiles – in a wide variety of colours.
LEGO Dots is due to be released on March 1st 2020, but some have made their way into the wild a couple of days in advance of this. I picked up a few of the first wave of sets, and will present them over the course of the next few days.
First I thought I would start with 41908 Extra DOTS – Series 1. Recommended retail price for these is $AUD5.99, but I found them at K-Mart (an Australian retailer) for $AUD5 per pack. So I bought a couple, to look at the consistency between them. The pack purports to contain 109 parts, including 10 ‘surprise charms’. These surprise elements are white round tiles, with emoji like expressions printed on them. On the packet there appear to be 16 different printings in this bag – and the printed elements here are different to those seen in the other sets currently available. Read on to see what I found inside…
In recent years, there have been rumours of a new jewellery/craft centred theme: DOTS. This range has been officially unveiled at the Nuremberg Toy Fair today, as we as a site in London, where Artist Camille Walala has just unveiled a house tiled with LEGO® Dots.
Looking like a fusion between household accessories and jewellery, the new DOTS sets allow you to decorate with a collection of plain and decorated tiles. We will see a range of bracelets as well as jewellery boxes, pencil holders and more, when the line is released in early March 2020. Read on for further images…