Homemade Lego

When I was a kid I both had Lego and wanted Lego. Part of my single-digit years include:

– Police Boat (4010)
– Shell Station (6378)
– Police Station (911)
– Tons of bricks (tons)

The only problem is the cost. Lego products are so expensive! Then again, maybe there are two problems: cost and stepping on them with bare feet. ER Lego extractions are so expensive!

I can fix one of these problems. Why pay more? Sure, you could buy MegaBlocks, but why? Incidentally, I was always amazed that the people at MegaBlocks didn’t get a visit from Knee Breaker (8122).

Here’s a solution that’s even better than MegaBlocks. MacBlocks. I guarantee that I can beat the price of MegaBlocks and most certainly Lego. How do I do it? It has to do with the low, low cost of Quickrette vinyl patch. My staff member (Malachi, age 5) and I spent countless hours (15 minutes) in both research and development (just one) to make our own Lego bricks. We used existing Lego blocks to make forms, and then poured fresh concrete patch, which took the shape and imprint of a plastic block. A piece of Erector set lies in the middle to reinforce (or “re-rod”) the beam that equals approximately 2×16. A 1×16 is about $.89, plus shipping. As far as I can figure, we only spent about $.09. These bricks interlock, unless the vinyl starts to chip off, which only happens if you’re too rough/touch it gently. And they look great! Kind of grey and drab and um… well, not really. But still, it’s always better homemade.
We’re now taking orders. MacBlocks!



PS: Do NOT step on them with bare feet. Trust me.

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