The Critical Blocks Miniature World Educates Kids on Nuclear Weapons

By: Elise Ying-Hei Ho - Published: • References: yankodesign
Maykel Roovers explores the innocence of a child with Critical Blocks Miniature World toys, experimenting to see what children would do when given toys that reflect society's troubles.

Shaped like a nuclear power plant, one of the biggest concerns worldwide, the Critical Blocks Miniature World toys are designed from multiple wooden pieces that are snapped together to create a mini nuclear plant. Though the toys reflect an underlying concern, the soft wooden finishes and detailed etchings create an innocent playground for children who enjoy assembling their own toys. Maykel Roovers appropriately names the playground as Critical Blocks, suggesting that through these building blocks, parents can bring awareness to their children, even at a young age, of the dangers and irreversible destruction of these explosive weapons can have.