Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Corny name, but the idea is that LEGO should be improved and made super-geeky. Each brick (made from recycled plastic or vegetable resin) has embedded sensors that tell you what brick it is currently connected to, how much torque is currently being applied to it, how hot it is, and so forth. When each brick connects, the brick might also have its readout change and tell the user what it has currently made with this particular sequence. Great for mini-architects.