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Naef Building Block

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Naef Building Block by zhoujianfu Oct 2, 2012

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Description

Kurt Naef's Building Blocks (1955) were among the first of his designs for children and a core component of his Basel-based company’s educational philosophy. These blocks can be stacked and nested to form staggered constructions—bridges and towers, for instance—stimulating a child’s creativity. Ages 3 and up.

Don't have a 3D printer? You can now order them directly from Shapeways ($103.27)! shapeways.com/model/736492/naef-building-blocks.html

(A set of 16 in wood is $160 at the MOMA Store: momastore.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_Naef-Colored-Building-Blocks_10451_10001_141198_-1_26698_26700)

This thing was made with Tinkercad. Edit it online tinkercad.com/things/4GMNHdAasD5

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Thanks for modeling this! 

Just started printing a 1/4 scale version. We will see how they turn out in just a bit.

Really nice. Easy to print 2x2.  Can't wait until I've printed a set.

Yay, I saw one!

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Instructions

Print as many as you'd like in all kinds of pretty colored plastics that you have! The more, the better. This scale is at 2" blocks, the original size, but you could probably make them smaller or larger if you'd prefer!

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KellyBC on Oct 9, 2012 said:

Thanks for modeling this! 

Just started printing a 1/4 scale version. We will see how they turn out in just a bit.

charlestx on Oct 3, 2012 said:

Really nice. Easy to print 2x2.  Can't wait until I've printed a set.

coreformula on Oct 2, 2012 said:

Nice work! You saved me some time. I was just about to start modeling this project now I can just print it.

zhoujianfu on Oct 3, 2012 said:

Thanks! I can't wait to see some "made one!"s... :)

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