3D Printing Lets Kids Combine LEGO And Lincoln Logs Into One Toy
FAT Lab's Universal Construction Kit is a set of 3D Printed blocks that allow disparate toy sets to be combined into new and exciting playthings.
3D printing increasingly has the potential to generate unique experiences on an individual level by empowering consumers to use or create products in new ways. Instead of being beholden to the designs or intentions of a generalized product, buyers will soon have the ability to tailor products to their specific needs.
In a humorous commentary on 3D printing's potential, the Free Art and Technology Lab (FAT Lab) and Sy-Lab created what they call the Free Universal Construction Kit. The kit is a set of 300 3D printed “adapter” blocks that allow users to take disparate building toys such as Lincoln Logs, K'NEX, LEGO and Tinkertoys and to put them together to create things. It envisions a future where 3D printing not only allows consumers to create their own designs but to also take pre-existing products and re-imagine how they can be used.