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Kengo Kuma unveils minimalist “Japanese LEGO” blocks made from wood

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by Lucy Wang last modified Jan 13, 2016

Unlike Lego’s plastic bricks, the triangular Tsumiki—Japanese for building blocks—are made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. Two chevron-shaped cutouts on each Tsumiki leg make it easy for the pieces to slot together. The blocks can be stacked and arranged in a variety of configurations, including pyramids, animals, and flowers. "I have loved tsumiki my whole life, ever since I was a young boy," said Kuma, 61, according to Dezeen. "And my dream came true, I designed tsumiki myself, the...






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