EverBlock: Life-Size Modular Building Block To Build Nearly Anything
Do you love to redecorate every once in a while, or do you wish there was an extra wall in your house? Fans of Lego will no doubt be excited about the prospect of having live-size building blocks to build furniture or walls in which you can fit without being a Lego-figure. EverBlock Systems offers a modular building system of “oversized plastic blocks” that facilitates the construction of all types of objects.
Each block is hollow, but contains support ribs for additional strength and to provide a tight fit with the connector lugs below. Like Lego, it is fun, quick, and easy to build nearly anything, by stacking and organizing the universal blocks. The blocks come in many colours, including a gold, silver, and translucent. They have four universal shapes: a full sized 12 inch (30.5 cm) block, a 6 inch (15.3 cm) half-sized block, a 3 inch (7.6 cm) one-quarter sized block. The company also has finishing caps (12 inch) to create a smooth surface.
Anything you have constructed can be taken apart and re-assembled again, and the pieces can be re-used to build other objects, making EverBlock a green building method, aside from that that blocks are made of plastic. You can create furniture, such as benches, coffee tables, cabinets, and desks, and room dividing walls, for example. Because the blocks are made of plastic, they are water resistant and can be used outside.
The system is modular, which means you start with as many blocks as you need and can later add to your creations.
Depending on the size, application, or type of object you are building, it may be necessary to re-inforce your object for additional stability. The EverBlock reinforcement pins can be used to tighten the fit between blocks and reinforce your structure so that objects can be transported more easily in one piece. Insert these into the integrated channels that run through each block and into the blocks below or above. You can also use rebar, wooden dowels, or PVC rods or tubing to provide added strength. Rebar or other support material can also be inserted into or fastened to the ground or support base below for additional strength.
In addition tot the building blocks, the company also offers several types of shelves that fit on the ‘knobs’ of the blocks, so you can also make cabinets and bookcases. If you are not sure how many blocks you need or if you just like to build, on the website you can first build your own creation virtually.