What do you do after creating the most popular construction system on the planet? You create another system just in case anyone already has all 16414 sets released over the last 70 years.

LEGO announced their new much-anticipated, thought-to-be canceled product, LEGO DOTS, this week. If you thought they exhausted the plastic-snapping possibilities, you’ll be delighted to learn the sets comprise a spectacular array of 2D tiles to blanket a baseplate attached to any wall, box, body, bed, bracelet, frame, art installation, or building exterior.

LEGO DOTS taps into the arts and crafts space by using a 2D tile-based play concept that offers children a creative canvas for self-expression. Based on multiple shapes and colourful tiles, it is supported by an exciting portfolio that ranges from wearables to room décor with surfaces designed for individual customisation and self-expression. To excite young creatives even more, over thirty mood tiles are also being introduced, incl. facial expressions, music note, cosmic planet, star night, paw prints and a rainbow pooh – and many more.”

A. Rainbow. Pooh… ‘to excite young creatives’, ‘even more’. So crafty. The company gained that insight from over 10,000 parents and over 7,000 children, laying the roadmap for the new product line with an expected March 1st, 2020 availability. The first batch will contain various wearables and room decor sets with more to come. Extra DOTS will, of course, be available in case you have your own items you want to Beadazzle DOTify.

They’ve got a launch event coming up at the House of DOTS (Yes, built from DOTS) at Coal Drops Yard in London, from January 28th to February 2nd. If you’re in the vicinity, you can select dates and register here.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.