We don't think this is an actual product you can buy but it's SO COOL we want one!!!
Check out the Lego Minifig helmet which streams audio comics!!!!
When he was a kid, designer Jonathan Robson liked comics that were based on LEGO blocks.
He believes that they helped him to read, so he started creating something for the kids of today
that in a similar way would help make reading more appealing. So seeing this gadget fills me with
happiness! This helmet is made for small people and is padded inside with speakers so that the
wearer can hear the comic being read whilst they follow along with the story. The idea is that the
printed comic would come in the mail along with a code to access the audio file online. You can
then download it to the LEGO brick flash drive which plugs into a USB port on the back of the helmet
and then the storytelling would begin. Controls on the side of the helmet adjust volume and navigate
I also believe that listening to audio whilst following a story helps with reading. I had Storyteller
when I was a kid and loved it! Every week I would receive a magazine with a cassette tape
(yes a cassette!) and would be entertained for hours whilst Richard Briers or Miriam Margolyes
would soothingly narrate the story.
I don't know about you but this LEGO helmet idea seems completely immersive and wonderful.
I would be very excited to know I could adorn this super cool helmet and enter a new world.
The kid looks super happy too!!