Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lego Block Lights

These clever desk lamps get their inspiration from classic LEGO building blocks. These LED illuminated acrylic block lamps look just like a giant-size version of the popular plastic playthings. The blocks have a snap-off top layer that’s designed to hold pens, pencils and other office items. Each brick measures in at appx. 6″ × 4″ × 2.4″ (15 x 10 x 6cm) making them about 100 times larger than a 2×3 peg standard LEGO.

While they don’t actually show multiple lamps interlocked, I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t stack a bunch of these lamps to create large, illuminated sculptures, like the smaller block version below!


The guys who designed this LEGO block lamp managed to dig up some sort of industrial-strength blocks that won’t melt into a pile of smelly goo when subjected to the heat of a lightbulb. What makes the Block Light really cool is the fact that you can rearrange the pieces into pretty much any configuration you’d like.
The kit comes with 219 small, 16 medium, and 4 large heat-resistant clear acrylic blocks which can hold up to the heat of a 40-watt lightbulb.