These mini cinder blocks let you build your own desk gear


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/23/these-mini-cinder-blocks-let-y.html


#2

You can put your 1:12-scale model of a trailer home on four of these!


#3

Each one of those cost about the same as a full size cinder block.


#4

And I thought Lego blocks were expensive!


#5

Going to be a toss-up as to which is the most painful, dropping one of those then standing on it, or stubbing your toe on a full-size block!


#6

I saw silicone molds to make these online years ago. It looked kinda fun.


#7

homeopathic construction?


#8

If someone could get the price down to like 20 cents apiece …these would be a classic toy like legos or lincoln logs…

the raw materials are cheap enough, it’d be finding a way to produce those little guys cheap enough.


#9

Perfect for you MAGA coworker. “Here you go, Tom. Now you can finally build your imaginary little wall.”


#10

Meh. Build 'em out of legos turned upside down. Spray with gray. No mortar required. Miniscule price.


#11

And your 1:12 scale model car. Just need some 1:12 scale 55 gallon drums and some dixie flags to make the tableau complete…


#12

And the car could be the General Lee.


#13

It’s hilarious and depressing to read some of BB’s old articles excoriating overpriced, useless kitsch objects, and then look at current BoingBoingStore posts.


#14

Bulk legos I imagine are cheaper, but in the kit form they’re about a dime a piece.


#15

I looked at the mini materials site, and they have a set with a scale barrel, k rail, and bricks. They’ll also sell you the silicone mold to make your own cinder blocks.


#16

are yu


#17

Ah, now I just need a 1:12 scale cement plant and mixer trucks. Soon my mini-construction labor empire will be complete!


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