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Inclusive learning through play: Lego introduces braille bricks for vision-impaired children

Here at The Optimist Daily, we often tout the many wonderful initiatives spearheaded by well-known Danish toymaker Lego. From its commitment to sustainable practices, its efforts to encourage the next generation to raise its voice in the fight against climate change, its dedication to removing Read More...

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Lego to set up a factory in Virginia... and it comes with its own solar park

Danish company the Lego Group has established itself as one of The Optimist Daily’s favorite toymakers for its many efforts and initiatives that make this world a more inclusive, accessible, greener, and all-around better place. Now, we’re happy to report that Lego is up to more Read More...

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This LEGO-like computer chip has so many applications!

A team of researchers from MIT has recently designed a LEGO-like computer chip. Designing the technology in this stackable manner allows for the creation of reconfigurable AI equipment with a huge range of uses. “You can add as many computing layers and sensors as you want, such as for light, Read More...

Lego Rebellion re-creating protest against Shell's Cambo oilfield plans

These Lego Rebels are taking a stance against the climate crisis

We’ve previously written about Lego’s efforts to lead the toy-making industry towards sustainability. But the toy company is not only making play-time for kids — and adults — more eco-friendly with plant-based building blocks. It turns out its toy bricks are also helping raise awareness Read More...

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Lego's new instruction booklet to save the world gives kids a voice at COP26

The COP26 climate summit in progress in Glasgow, Scotland, is an important coming together of world leaders and representatives to discuss climate action and policy, as well as the steps we’ve taken to limit emissions and global warming. However, none of those present in the meeting will be Read More...

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Lego works to remove gender biases in its toys

The Lego Group, the world’s largest toymaker, now has promised to remove gender bias from its products. According to the company’s chief product and marketing officer Julia Goldin, they have been “working hard to make Lego more inclusive,” and that they want “to encourage boys and girls Read More...

LEGO’s new prototype bricks

LEGO’s new prototype bricks are made from discarded plastic bottles

From cutting plastic from packaging to using plant-based materials, famous toymaker LEGO has been hard at work in recent years to make its beloved toy bricks more sustainable. With that same goal in mind, the company has recently created its first prototype building blocks using recycled PET Read More...

LEGO unveils its first LGBTQ+

LEGO unveils its first LGBTQ+ toy set titled ‘Everyone Is Awesome’

Among other things, toy-maker LEGO stands out as a role-model company when it comes to inclusivity and environmental action. Now, the company decided to also celebrate diversity — and inspire others to do so — by unveiling its inaugural LGBTQ+ set, titled 'Everyone Is Awesome.' The 346-piece Read More...

LEGO is ditching plastic bags

LEGO is ditching plastic bags to reach its sustainability goals

LEGO has been a building block of many happy childhood memories since the 1930s, but as the world reforms its views on sustainability and works toward a more eco-friendly future, LEGO is shifting its operations to meet new environmental expectations. LEGO’s signature building blocks rely on Read More...

LEGO launches Botanical Collec

LEGO launches Botanical Collection complete with plant-based building blocks

Many people have fond memories of playing with building blocks as children, but now that most people are confined to their houses, games, and toys like LEGO and coloring books are making a comeback. LEGO presents kids and adults alike with an opportunity to turn to their imagination and creative Read More...