are life-sized cardboard building blocks.
They're used as furniture, walls, and forts by Google, Twitter, Mozilla, and many more. They've been exhibited from the Exploratorium to the Chicago Children's Museum. You can now see them on display at the Getty's Schindler House in Los Angeles!
You can have them too!
- Each side is pre-scored for easy folding—simply make all the folds, and punch in the eyes in the center.
- Next, take two sides and position them so they sort of hook together, at a 90Â° angle.
- Fold the triangle pegs in and insert the hook into the eye to create a triangular peg. Repeat with other side.
- Continue adding sides and hooking in the pegs.
- The last side is a bit tricky. There are a couple ways to do it, but the most straightforward is to bend the short flaps of the four pegs in, then slide the last side into place.
- Connect the last pegs and the blox is complete! It takes less than a minute with practice.
What are Bloxes? Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight—you could build yourself a platform to stand on, and then pick it up and move it wherever you need to.
What can you do with them? Bloxes can connect with each other on all six sides, so you can use them to build walls, benches, tables, tunnels—whatever you can think of. And because the varied surface and complex internal structure helps dampen sound, they're great for managing acoustics in offices, studios and other places.
How did you think of them? They are the brain-child of Jef Raskin. Aza Raskin brought them back to life when he redesigned them and used them to furnish his first startup's office. People kept asking to buy them, so we obliged.
How do you build with them? To build a structure with bloxes, simply line up the pegs of two bloxes and push them together. Repeat as necessary. Plus, they're multi-faceted, so you can build in any direction.
How big are they? Bloxes measure 9Â½ inches square when assembled; a pack of 20 will create a 4-by-5 blox wall of approximately 36 inches by 45 inches.