French artist Camille Walala has unveiled her most interactive work to date at Coal Drops Yard in London’s Kings Cross to introduce the entirely new 2D tile play concept from the Lego Group – Lego Dots.
To tease the new product, Walala was invited to bring Lego Dots to life in a free public art installation that celebrates their shared values of creativity, self-expression and accessibility, expressed through the vibrant colors and bold geometric patterns of both the new product and her own signature work.
House of Dots is a fantastical house comprising five rooms spread over eight shipping containers, in which everything from the walls and floors to the rugs, frames and furniture has been customized in a mashup of Lego Dots and Walala’s distinctive patterns and colours.
Playful and immersive, House of Dots invites people to journey through a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and finally a unique Dots Disco room designed to celebrate self-expression and let the body flow freely with Dots disco moves to a custom playlist from Ele Beattie.
While they explore the space, guests are encouraged to get involved by designing their own patterns and bracelets – and even take elements away with them ahead of the release of Lego Dots in March 2020. If that weren’t enough, guests can exit via an 8ft slide down the side of the installation.
Lego has also recently launched bricks embossed with the letters of the Braille alphabet to help blind and partially-sighted children to learn through play.