Abstract Building Blocks Challenge Your Logic and Creativity

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 9, 2015
References: ludusludi & design-milk
Cast aside those elementary cubes and rectangular prisms and try out this set of abstract building blocks. The only regular shapes that you'll find in this quirky kit are the tiny cylindrical bits that help to join the curved and crooked pieces together.

Pico Pao created this challenging and imaginative collection of toy blocks for Ludus Ludi, necessitating abstract and seemingly unstable sculptures to be constructed. With all of the asymmetries of the various components, it's impossible to assemble a visually balanced model, but it's the dynamic and unexpected results that make El Balancin so engaging. The task is to find a way for the grey-toned puzzle pieces to form a unique 3D figure that won't fall down.