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Lego-like Blocks Used for Army Housing in Phillippines

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 06 2014 - 03:40 PM

Yes, the LEGO Movie is coming out soon and the front page is absolutely swamped with updates and set reviews, but let's all take a moment to appreciate the <a href='http://www.philstar.com/news-feature/2014/01/07/1276005/lego-type-houses-eyed-soldiers' target='offsite'>construction techniques</a> being used to provide army troops with affordable and practical housing in the Phillippines: using prefabricated materials assembled in small "blocks" made from styrofoam, fiberglass, steel bars and cement, a house can be built with minimal supervision and effort in under 30 days and costs anywhere from P5,000 to P200,000 less than standard low-cost housing in the area. The technique is already being used to provide housing for the poor in urban areas in Malaysia.

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#2 Offline The Legendary TNT

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Posted Jan 07 2014 - 09:02 AM

C-can...I have one? P-please!? I mean, why wouldn't you want one of these? "Which house is yours?" "Oh, it's the one made of giant Lego bricks." "Aww, nice! Do you know how many blocks away it is?" "Heh, I think you mean (puts on shades) bricks B-) ." (cue CSI: Miami theme song)

But anyway, this is really cool.

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#3 Offline fishers64

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Posted Jan 07 2014 - 01:41 PM

^It isn't really Lego Bricks. :P Still, I would love a house of that size that I could assemble in days.  

Edited by fishers64, Jan 07 2014 - 01:42 PM.

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#4 Offline Aanchir

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Posted Jan 07 2014 - 04:17 PM

I used to see articles all the time promoting concepts for futuristic modular housing as "like building a house out of LEGO". Most of the time, it wasn't very much like that at all. This seems like it is, though. Simple modular blocks for making buildings. I wonder if they need anything like mortar to seal them together or if it really is as simple as stacking blocks to build a complete wall.
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Posted Jan 09 2014 - 06:57 PM

These are actually pretty awesome. I kinda want one now.



“All that is left to do is put or assemble it layer by layer, just like a Lego game,” Bacus said in a statement.



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