F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten* popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids. As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet—or unmeetable—by corporate interests.
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What? No Capsela?
TinkerToys rule! That was one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got! (1965) I didn’t realize they were still being made.
The neighbor lady used to let me play with her (grown) kid’s Lincoln Logs, but I never liked them much. Maybe that’s how I became a Mechatronics Engineer, instead of an Architect.
I did enjoy a few forays into other science-oriented toys when I was a little older- I’m of the last generation to have access to truly awesome Chemistry Sets, and although I never got one, I remember seeing an atomic-energy science lab kit in the Sears Christmas Wishbook.
In any case, Great memories, so Thanks!
Brilliantly designed but …ill-named. Didn’t anybody notice the initials of the words used for the product name before going to production?
I didn’t, but now it’s all I can see. CURSE YOU!!
Yeah, brilliantly designed but I couldnt help but notice that “Free Universal Construction Kit” was typed out each type rather than put into an acronym…..
I think they need to rethink the name …. just saying how does one abbreviate this?