Joys of Lego
Lego toys are one of the more iconic and memorable parts of childhood, right up there with old cartoons like Samurai Jack or Dragon Ball Z. The other part of Lego toys that’s memorable is how unbearably painful they are to step on. It’s just as bad, maybe even worse, than when you stub your toe on furniture. It’s just an absolutely agonising experience.
Nimuno is a company that created a sort of adhesive, tape like on one side and Lego like on the other. It will allow kids (and probably adults) to build Lego structures on any surface at all. Including, but not limited to: tables, chairs, fridges, walls, ceilings, your own body, your pets (not recommended) and windows.
This video shows what the product will do.
As you can see, the video shows that not only are the adhesives reuseable, they’ll fit on nearly any surface. The potential for a toy like this with Legos is incredible. If you made a Lego structure with a flat surface on one side, you’d be able to build a second structure perpendicular to your original, on your original.
I’m somewhat envious that toys like these didn’t exist when I was a kid. I say “somewhat” envious, because one of the perks of being an adult is that I don’t need my parents’ permission to go out and buy this for myself.
The tape itself costs around $11 for a couple of rolls of it. They asked to be crowdfunded on Indiegogo and they exceeded their original goal when they still had one month left, so obviously there are many people who are eager and excited to have this toy in their hands, not just children, but adults too.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to having a couple of these at home.