When you first see Linx (a construction toy), you may think they look vaguely familiar. There are lots of building and construction toys available but perhaps none as simple as this.
Patrick Martinez wanted to create a construction game that was inexpensive, flexible and light. The result is Linx. Not only does Linx fit Martinez’s design criteria but it also fulfills what children look for in a construction toy – limitless building!
With Linx you can build everything from enormous room-sized structures to intricate table-top sculptures, all using Linx connectors and standard drinking straws. The Linx connectors come in flat grids that snap apart. Each connector can be intersected with another, allowing you to build three dimensional structures. The possibilities are endless, especially when you consider cutting straws to different lengths or using bendy straws. Take a look at the Linx video below which shows just what’s possible.
Linx is a Kickstarter project which means the designer needs your help (investment!) to get the product into production. Pledge your support and Martinez will sweeten the deal with a set of Linx, hot off the production line. A pledge of US$25 secures you five Linx grids – that’s one hundred and eighty connectors (enough to make something to fill that empty corner in the living room).
(via Core 77)