LEGO Moleskine notebooks out now – two of the best things ever together [Review]

Over the past decade, every poem I’ve written, every observation from a moving bus or plane, and each idea for upcoming collaborative displays at BrickCon or new classes of vessel in my ever-expanding microscale fleet has been jotted down in a Moleskine notebook. The arrival of officially licensed LEGO Moleskine notebooks combines two of my favorite ways to express my creativity.

I pre-ordered all four of the notebooks, and they arrived from yesterday.

Each notebook is embossed with a unique LEGO design, and has a real LEGO plate glued to the cover. I’m not entirely sold on the bit of actual LEGO, since any other LEGO I use to personalize my notebook will inevitably fall off, and I foresee the plate getting pretty banged up in my bag. Still, I think it’s a pretty cool design element — pun intended. The notebooks all come with a sticker sheet of minifigs (the same one) for further personalization, I suppose. Not really my thing, but it’s a nice inclusion for parents who are buying their little builder his or her first Moleskine.

Personally, I prefer — and recommend — the unlined large plain LEGO Moleskine notebook (the red one). When I’m not sitting in the middle of a pile of bricks, I generally do all my idea-generation with words, but I do occasionally sketch out a basic design. The plain notebooks allow you to do this without constraint, and the larger format gives you more room for drawing.

In anticipation of all the LEGO-themed Moleskinerie I expect to start seeing soon, I’ve gone ahead and created a LEGO Molekine group on Flickr, which at the moment is as empty and inviting as my new notebooks, waiting to be filled with creativity.

5 comments on “LEGO Moleskine notebooks out now – two of the best things ever together [Review]

  1. dtorrey867

    To Chris:

    Been wondering the weight myself, looked around a bit, evidently 72g is the weight. From experience, it is not very toothy. But, that said, I still love Moleskine for the simplicity of design and quality of product. That there are LEGO ones now, well, that’s just icing on the cake.

    Also, if you want a bit toothier, go with the ruled. Don’t know why, but it always seems a bit toothier. Not much, just a little.

    Hope this helps!

    Also, here’s the link to the information I found:

  2. Chris

    dtorrey867, thanks! I generally prefer a heavy, toothier paper for my notebooks (typically 96g) and also ring-bound, but I think I’ll give them a try anyway.

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