Endless Possibilities!: Universal Construction Kit Attaches LEGO to K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys And More!

March 19, 2012


The Universal Construction Kit is a set of 3-D printable connectors made to attach 10 brands of popular children's toys. They are: LEGO, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K'Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. Want to build a LEGO castle with an integrated Lincoln Log facade? WELL NOW YOU CAN! *kicks through sister's doll house* I...probably shouldn't have done that.

Free Universal Construction Kit: a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys. F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children's construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems, enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids.

Oh man, I've tried to encourage totally new forms of intercourse between things before. But you know what happened? People called me crazy. They wouldn't even read my pamphlets! "This says 'The Butt -- You Might Be Glad You Did'." Right?! It's not the kind of literature you'd just throw on the ground right after I hand it to you. "Um, GW? The butt isn't new." Sex swing -- THIS MAN OWNS A SEX SWING!

Hit the jump for several more pictures including a poster of all the pieces avery brief video and a link to the info site with places to download the 3-D models to print yourself.





The Free Universal Construction Kit [freeartandtechnology]

Thanks to Shawn, who I believe had something to do with the project but could just be a guy with a closet full of old children's toys who's really f***ing stoked about these connectors.

  • FoxTS

    It needs the pieces so you can also use the adatptors with Construx and Robotix.

  • jerodast

    Erector Sets or bust!

  • Sh17C0que

    Kids screaming at the end = Jurassic Park raptors. 

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Yay... so now the Amish kids can bring over their Lincoln logs when the kids who have time travelled from the 50's with their tinkertoys, the grown ups who still play with K'nex and LEGO and the weird kids that play with all that (relatively) unknown crap get together to build poorly-constructed towers of junk!


  • Guest

    This is what happens if you mix rabbits and hamsters...they get weird offspring.

  • Guest

    The inner child in me is really filled with joy; jumping & screaming "DO WANT DOOOOO WAAAAANNNNTTT".

  • miezeljotschek

    Yeah, finally it's out!

  • Thornbek

    Na Naaaa Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Katamari Damacyyyyyy

  • Eric

    Me Gusta

  • Guest

    this is NOT what martin luther king wanted

  •  Hey GW, can you at least make a post explaining why the change to white + blue instead of the previous black + pink?

  • My favorite part was the ignoring feedback to bring the white back the 2nd time, then when comments hated it letting us vote. and then ignoring the overwhelming vote for black default and going further into the white and blue theme

  • wait, no thats my page loading funny, it didn't go any further, still the same sucky white background not a new one.

  • GW already post that there is coming to be a button to switch from the white to the black template.

  •  How hard is it to make a simple java cookie button that changes between black and white?
    GW is a sellout.

  • Marcus Como

    Free Universal Construction Kit?  F..U..C..K..?

  •  that and the whole new intercourse of different building systems bit.

  • goes with the coors light iced tea

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