(Adan) One of our early prototypes was recently back out on the table, and we all had a good time looking at it. It's a complicated one, lemme tell ya: building blocks!
This prototyped set is made of pieces of maple, square in section, ranging in size from 1.25"x1.25"x1.25" up to 1.25"x1.25"x7.5".
These were a very early project. We've gotten a LOT more tools and skills since then. A contemporary set would look much nicer, I feel sure.
But hey, they're building blocks! They don't have to be fancy to be a lot of fun. I enjoyed myself greatly just building this reindeer. Or spaceship. I forget what it was, but it was absolutely perfect.
If we were to make another set like this I would probably want them to be made of beech. I might also consider tweaking the common dimension up to 1.375", which is apparently a standard (??) building block factor. What do you think? Oh, and how should they be packaged?