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LEGOLAND introduces families to LEGO Braille Bricks with hopes to roll event plans out globally

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is introducing visually impaired children to its new LEGO Braille Bricks for the first time with the launch of a series of special events for families and kids.

The first of the LEGO Braille Bricks special events took place at one of Merlin Entertainments’ LEGOLAND Discovery Centres in Melbourne, Australia, in partnership with Vision Australia, the LEGO Foundation’s official partner for the distribution of LEGO Braille Bricks in the region.

The event witnessed over 20 families welcomed to the attraction in order to discover the new range of LEGO bricks, designed to offer blind or low vision children a first opportunity to discover braille from a young age.

Each LEGO Braille brick has raised bumps that have been modified to correspond to a letter or character of the braille alphabet. Each brick also has a printed letter or character to allow those children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play alongside sighted classmates, family members and educators.

LEGO Braille Bricks will be provided to schools or other education institutions that have a student, or students, who are blind or have low vision and are learning braille.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre hopes to facilitate more LEGO Braille Bricks events in the future at its attractions across the globe, spanning over four continents.