Dado cubes – nice for youngins’ good for artists

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Dado cubes – nice for youngins’ good for artists

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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 the DADO cubes are one of the few USA designed, developed and manufactured building products. These “cubes” explore architectural principles… proportion, balance, structure, composition, and color.

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While I think these blocks are good for kids, I suspect artists will start tinkering with them soon. Their clear version “Ice” is just asking to be LED-ified and turned in to some type of Logan’s run center piece.


  • Dado cubes @ Fat Brain Toys- Link.
  • More photos of Dado cubes @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

2 thoughts on “Dado cubes – nice for youngins’ good for artists

  1. Jeff says:

    My family had toys nearly identical to those when I was growing up in the 70s. Play Plax in the flat squares that you can see here and in a cylindrical shape too.

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