As children, we’ve all spent countless hours building forts and castles with LEGO bricks. Arnon Rosan, a New York-based entrepreneur and long-time LEGO enthusiast, has turned his passion for the game into something that is both creative and useful. Enter EverBlock, an incredibly innovative modular building system, comprised of larger and sturdier plastic blocks that can be stacked on top of each other to create stunning life-size structures.
Unlike the toy bricks, however, these polypropylene blocks can be used to construct fully-functional furniture, walls, room dividers, shelters and so on. They come in four basic sizes: a full 12-inch-long block, a half 6-inch-long block, a quarter 3-inch-ling block and finally, a 12-inch-long finishing cap. Available in 14 different colors, they allow users to create amazingly complex, and sophisticated, shapes and forms without the need for any tools whatsoever. Rosan said:
You get older, and you kinda wish you had a life-size version of that.
The best thing about EverBlock is the ease with which the parts can be disassembled and rearranged at the user’s will. According to Rosan, however, a major concern about these jumbo bricks is the lack of adequate stability, especially when it comes to large-scale projects. To assist users in their construction endeavors, the company has provided a set of detailed instructions as well as a handy virtual builder tool, on its website. The designer said:
When we first started, I envisioned that people would know instinctively how to build with them… People start to worry about stability.
Each of the bricks contains at least one channel for cables, wires and strengthening wooden dowels. Additionally, the blocks can be illuminated, on the inside, with the help of thin LED strips. If everything goes according to plan, EverBlock could soon be used to build entire windows, doors or even small rooms and houses. Rosan added:
You could drop two pallets of these by helicopter and the next thing you know you have a solid, rigid structure.
Interested buyers can head over to the product’s official website.