When I play Jenga, I’m lucky to get maybe 10 levels high before the whole tower comes tumbling down and scattering pieces all over the floor. But there are some serious Jenga experts out there who can do much better.
While sushi is most definitely a finger food, you’re still not supposed to play with it before popping it in your mouth. If you’ve been known to play with your food, then you might want to check out this wooden sushi set instead.
When you have a newborn son and want to give him some cool toys, I can’t think of anything better than making something yourself. That’s what Jonathan G. did here, making these cool laser-engraved wood blocks for his child.
Check out these awesome kids blocks from Invisible Creature. These colorful blocks are called Stack and Scare for obvious reasons. You stack ’em up and have a good scare with the monsters that you create. There are four different sets of stackable wooden blocks that look like monster parts.
These things look awesome. What you have here are building blocks that let you create cool robots by connecting sensors, motors, and feedback devices. The robots can even interact with the world around them. You won’t be building any kind of self-aware sentient being with these playthings, but your creation will be impressive as you “build with nature in mind”.
Kids today. They don’t want old-fashioned wood blocks with ABCs and numbers on them. Who wants to learn while you are drooling all over yourself and pooping your diaper? Babies want an iPhone 4S (or an iPad 2).
The Tomodachi Block system is an interesting concept that allows you to stay connected with friends by using wooden blocks that act as tiny wooden displays. Remember the intro to the Brady Bunch where they are all in a grid and yet are seemingly interacting with each other?
Retro gamers, here’s a great way to take notes, while at the same time playing a round of Tetris. These sticky notes come in Tetris-inspired shapes, letting you create puzzles as you write. Although I’m not sure completing a row of these actually makes them disappear from your wall.
What if the pixels from your screen escaped and found themselves wandering around the real world? They’d look like these aptly named Bloxels!
Designer Jinha Lee came up with this concept while he thought about his monitor.
Before I go on, let’s get it out of the way. Yes, Rubik’s Cube art is nothing new, and in all likelihood Nick Hall and the rest of the Cube Works team are following on the footsteps of earlier Rubik’s Cubists.
What do you get when you’ve got a crapload of Rubik’s cubes lying around the house, and some serious artistic talent? You make some major pixel art, that’s what.
These Rubik’s pixel portraits by Irish artist John Quigley are truly mind-boggling.
This collaboration between UK mixed-media artist Chrissie MacDonald and photographer Dominic Lee envisions what Tetris might look like on some newfangled 3-dimensional computing platform that uses physical blocks to let you play the classic Russian puzzler.
Remember the beginning of Donkey Kong? You know – the part where Kong climbs to the top of the building, stomps his feet, and the girders all fall diagonally into place? That’s sorta what this new version of Jenga reminds me of.
In the past I’ve written about these little plastic pixel block sets that let you build classic video game characters in 3D. Those sets always seemed a little cheap looking to me, so I’m excited about these new pixel blocks made entirely out of wood.