Bloxes: I feel a fort coming on…

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LEGO is great for scratch-building anything your geeklet dreams up, but sometimes you just want to make giant structures out of cardboard:

Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together.. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight — you could build yourself a platform to stand on, and then pick it up and move it wherever you need to.

Bloxes can connect with each other on all six sides, so you can use them to build walls, benches, tables, tunnels — whatever you can think of. And because the varied surface and complex internal structure helps dampen sound, they’re great for managing acoustics in offices, studios and other places.

The sets aren’t cheap ($60 for a pack of 20 bloxes in your choice of white or brown), but even a single set can construct a 36-inch by 45-inch wall strong enough to stand up to an active geeklet. The company also has a Flickr group pool with action shots and lots of ideas.

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