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Insta-brick

The charm of bricks, but much lighter.
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Lightweight, full-sized plastic interlocking bricks that really look like real bricks. Good for Christmas decorating. Also good for the rare child who is obsessed with realism. Can be used for the impromptu yard fence, or the occasional atmospheric room / cubicle divider. Available in a wide variety of colors. Also available with collapsible bricks that easily fold for compact storage.

polartomato, Aug 13 2002

Elgo Plastic Bricks http://www.chem.sun...du/msl/lego/apb.htm
A more traditional Elgo, I mean Lego-brick. [polartomato, Aug 13 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Leggos http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Leggos
Shameless plug for shameless idea.. [Mr Burns, Aug 13 2002]

Lego Furniture http://www.halfbake...ea/Lego_20furniture
For furnishing your insta-brick house, I guess. [DrCurry, Aug 14 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Can I get these in a waffle configuration?
Mr Burns, Aug 13 2002
  

       Real bricks don't interlock, so doesn't that limit how real they can look?   

       (I have seen polystyrene bricks, and rocks, done up to look like the real non-interlocking thing. Used a lot in window dressing and TV shows.)
DrCurry, Aug 13 2002
  

       The interlocking parts would be hidden between the bricks, ie a male part sticks out of one part and plugs into the female part of the other, etc.
polartomato, Aug 13 2002
  

       The two problems I see are:
1) The folks at Lego are gonna get ya, and
2) You know someone will try to use these for habitable construction (which I realize is not the intent).
phoenix, Aug 13 2002
  

       Baked, in the 70's as a sort of child's toy, but much loved by Dads - called "Inca Bricks" I think - lightweight, hollow injection-moulded bricks. I'll try to find a link.   

       They were great fun, but took up a lot of storage space.
8th of 7, Aug 14 2002
  

       8th of 7, they shouldn't take much storage space, if you spread them one deep across a floor. Unless the ceiling is already low.
pfperry, Aug 14 2002
  

       The Inca Bricks - were they the slightly larger than regular bricks toy? Granny had those for us lil' bricklayers in the 60's - As I am now senile, I recollect they were cardboard - my gawd, the case was the size of an industrial-strength washing machine.
thumbwax, Aug 14 2002
  

       Thumbwax: The ones I used (but sadly did not own) were about 60% of the size of a normal brick, and made of a similar plastic to Lego (at least it tasted the same when one chewed it). They were used in nursery shcool classes etc. rather than a domestic environment. It's not beyond the bounds of possibilty that there was (is) a large version for "commercial" (i.e. school) use and a smaller, cheaper domestic variant. I'm glad to know that someone else remembers them though.
8th of 7, Aug 15 2002
  
      
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