My family recently attended LEGO Kidsfest! We were already big Mega Blok fans, but wanted to see if our kids were ready to enjoy LEGOs. The LEGO Pens certainly helped create suspense and excitement for the event, and my kids love writing with them. As you can imagine, the LEGO line of stationary is popular among younger fans and parents alike. My children think the pens are really exciting and love writing with the different colors. I adore them too. In addition to the LEGO Gel Pens, Santoki also introduced Pencils, Erasers, Markers, Journals, Organizers and Buildable Rulers. The items feature real LEGO Bricks that can work with existing LEGO products. Here are some photos of the product and affiliate links where you can find them!
The LEGO Gel Pens come in 9 vibrant colors and go for $24.95 on Amazon. Each pen tip was coated with wax that needed to be removed before we could write with them. I didn’t realize this at first and was glad when I discovered that it needed to be removed! After removing the wax, each pen glides well and has a great color. In addition, each pen sticks to the others LEGO style. This makes them really easy to keep track of and store. While some tiny LEGOs are easy to lose, these are certainly not! When we’re done using them I store the set just as they’re shown below.
As you can see in the image above, the pens split into 3 main parts; The cap, body with ink and the cover. If I pull the cap off and hold the pen in the wrong way, the whole pen comes apart. While this is easy to put back together, I don’t trust my younger children with exposed ink…so these definitely require supervision for my family. They make doing workbooks exciting and fun, and are often a motivator for activities. Using different colors helps with completing puzzles, addition and subtraction and color coding all sorts of learning activities.
Drawbacks? While I love the colors, the Lego tops and the gel ink, I do recommend using a pen grip. The pens are hard and the edges have left indentations on my fingers and can be uncomfortable. Pen grips are easy to use and come in a variety of colors and textures that go really well with the set. In addition, as I mentioned, the pens come apart easily and small children should be supervised.
Most exciting part? The pens can be designed and built on the top portion and are really fun. If you’re a Lego fan then these are an ‘adult’ way to take LEGOs to work. Opening up the check book is suddenly novel when you’re using LEGO pens! These would make a great gift and stocking suffer for anyone who enjoys building and are a great addition to LEGO play.
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