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LEGO-Like Cardboard Forts

Buildies by Brian Lilly are Playhouses Made Out of Blocks

— May 12, 2014 — Art & Design
Buildies by Brian Lilly, a professor, rocket scientist and father based in Champaign, Illinois, is a fantastic update for the traditional children's fort. Instead of being made out of hard plastics or easily destroyed sheets, this fort is made out of LEGO-inspired cardboard components. They fit together just like the colorful building blocks to make structures that are much more stable as well as realistic.

Coming with faux wood roofing, which is also made out of cardboard, Buildies by Brian Lilly can be used in a multitude of different ways. Whether built to be a play house for kids or as a decorative element in their bedrooms around a bed or desk area, the structure is creative and playful. It is currently vying for funding on Kickstarter.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Play Structures - Creating playhouses and forts out of sustainable materials like cardboard offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic structures.
2. Modular Design for Toys - Using LEGO-inspired components for building play structures allows for endless customization and creativity.
3. Crowdfunding for Innovative Toys - Utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter allows creators to raise funds and generate interest for unique toy concepts.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers can explore the use of sustainable materials and modular designs to create innovative and eco-friendly play structures.
2. Architecture and Interior Design - Architects and interior designers can incorporate modular cardboard structures into their designs for children's play areas or decorative elements.
3. Crowdfunding Platforms - Crowdfunding platforms can provide a platform for creators to showcase and fundraise for innovative toy projects, like Buildies by Brian Lilly.
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