LEGO ending DOTS theme in 2023 [News]

According to the latest announcement by The LEGO Group, the March release of DOTS sets will be the last, as LEGO ends the theme in 2023. Arguably the most colourful line up of LEGO products (including all 2022 releases) will be available until the end of the year.

Here is the official statement by The LEGO Group:

Dear all,

After careful consideration, we have decided to exit the LEGO® DOTS theme and integrate tile-based play into other themes within our portfolio.

January and March launches of LEGO DOTS novelties will go ahead but also be our last on this theme, with all current items from 2022 remaining active in the product line up until the end of the year.

LEGO DOTS was launched in March 2020 with the ambition to connect with kids through their passion for arts & crafts – looking at encouraging self-expression and to attract new builders to the LEGO brand. It was a completely new style of building which used brightly coloured tiles to ignite creativity with LEGO fans, in a fun and unique way.

Whilst seeing great appetite for this type of proposition and playing a key role in retaining kids in the LEGO brand, we also recognise the challenges of establishing LEGO DOTS as a long-term brand in the arts & crafts category.

We will refocus our attention on ensuring elements of tile-play live on across other areas of the business. We know there is still a huge appeal from the arts & craft community, and we want to ensure there are opportunities for kids who love the play proposition to still enjoy building in this way. We can also confirm this discontinuation will not affect our business direction on similar themes like LEGO Art and we look forward to more exciting launches in the future.

We want to thank all our LEGO DOTS fans who inspired us with their creativity!

Fans of LEGO Friends must have already noticed DOTS design influencing the new sets, as seen in 41711 Emma’s Art School released in 2022. We wonder what other LEGO themes will DOTS finds their way into.