How to use LEGO® Audio and Braille Instructions

Here's some helpful information to get you started building with LEGO Audio and Braille Building Instructions.

 

You can choose to build with audio instructions using your own screen reader or with the audio provided. You can also choose to build using instructions made for building with a Braille reader.

 

Using the Audio Instructions from a mobile device:

You can navigate the building instructions by using simple swiping gestures.

 

  • Select if you want to build using your screen reader or audio provided by LEGO
  • A single tap with two fingers will enable help mode
  • Swipe up to move to the next step of the building instructions
  • Swipe down to go back a step
  • Tap the screen to repeat the instructions
  • Swipe left or right to navigate to different sections of the build
  • You can swipe with two fingers to enable or disable colours

 

Using the Audio Instructions from a computer:

You can navigate the instructions using the arrow keys.

 

  • Select if you want to build using your screen reader or audio provided by LEGO
  • Press the H key to enter help mode
  • Press the right arrow key to move to the next step of the building instructions
  • Press the left arrow key to go back to the previous step of the building instructions
  • Use the space bar to pause or repeat an instruction
  • Use the up or down arrows to navigate to different sections of the build
  • Press C to turn colour descriptions on or off

 

Getting Started

Set yourself up for a great first-time building experience.

 

  • Opening a LEGO box can sometimes be challenging, get assistance to open the box if needed
  • Open the bags when instructed rather than all at once to reduce the number of bricks you need to sort through
  • It can be helpful to have someone sort the bricks by colour to make brick finding easier
  • Build somewhere comfortable, where it's easy to lay out all of the bricks and your instructions
  • Pro Tip: Use bowls or trays to help organise your bricks and keep them from rolling on the floor

 

Terminology 

There are a lot of new words when it comes to building with LEGO bricks. Here are a few examples.

 

  • A brick is a standard LEGO building piece with knobs on top
  • Knobs are the little dots found on top of a brick
  • A plate is a flat LEGO brick with knobs on top
  • 2 by 4 or 2 by 2 is an example of how we describe the number of knobs on top of a LEGO element. A 2 by 4 brick for example will have 2 knobs on the short end, and 4 knobs on the long end.
  • Horizontally means the brick is aligned with the long edge running left to right
  • Vertically means the brick is aligned with the long edge running front to back

 

Troubleshooting

Just in case you run into issues

 

  • Some browsers may disable audio features. If you encounter a pop-up/error, please ensure automatic playback is enabled
  • Screen readers may have their own gestures and shortcuts for navigating the instructions
  • Please reach out to LEGO Consumer Service if you encounter any additional issues when using the instructions

 

As this is a pilot experience, we are very eager to hear your thoughts and input to this experience, or if you have any ideas that could make the building experience even better. Please feel free to share them by using the survey link below.

Shows the instructions on a tablet

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