The project was presented in Paris on April 24 by the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group, although the idea came as early as 2011, suggested by the Danish Association of the Blind.
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 1.4 million blind children in the world and, unfortunately, not all of them even learn the tactile language of the blind, Braille.
With the launch of this new collection of blocks, LEGO aims to make this language more accessible to all, children and adults, with and without visual problems.
There will be about 250 blocks marked in braille with the complete alphabet, numbers from zero to nine and some mathematical symbols, fully compatible with common LEGO blocks.
Each piece will also be identified with the corresponding printed characters so that children with and without visual impairments can play and learn together.
The product is currently in the test phase, in Danish, Norwegian, English and Portuguese, counting that at the end of the year it is also tested in German, Spanish and French.
The launch of "Braille Bricks" kits for the market is planned for 2020.