earth block eco friendly LEGOs earth block eco friendly LEGOs
feb 08, 2012

earth block eco friendly LEGOs

‘earth blocks’ are composed of waste and renewable natural materials

‘earth blocks’ by japanese design studio colors tokyo bring an aspect of sustainability to the LEGO form, composed out of compressed natural materials into the classic stackable shape. the pieces are formed from natural materials– cedar bark scraps, coffee beans, sawdust, or green tea leaves– that have been blended with polypropylene in order to keep rigid. produced in just one size (1.25 by 5/8 by 5/8 inches), ‘earth blocks’ are slightly softer than their LEGO counterparts, but feature the same ability to snap together for building. sets of the bricks are sold through the guggenheim museum.

example sculpture

additional example constructions

currently, the series is available composed out of coffee beans, cedar bark scraps, sawdust, or green tea leaves

each line has its own colour and even smell based on the materials out of which it was manufactured above: ‘earth blocks’ in natural coffee bean

via dvice see a larger example sculpture created from the blocks in the wall street journal’s review

  • Kids would soon learn not to pop them in their mouths!

    Stuart says:
  • Lego is a registered Trademark. They are very protective of their trademark. Lego is never to be used in the plural either. Lego brand building blocks. Brace for cease and desist letter.

    D says:
  • “D” I love people who try to appear smart but are in fact just revealing with their comments how badly informed they actually are. Now you try to figure out what I mean….

    C says:
  • Haha Stuart, good point!!
    An amazing concept, nice work [url=http://www.colorstokyo.com/] Colors Tokyo [/url].

    Kind regards,
    [url=http://www.bocadolobo.com/] Boca do Lobo – Exclusive Design [/url].

    Boca do Lobo says:
  • stop ACTA

    mutsukas says:

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