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Meet Jonah - A Whale of an Inventor

Lux Blox Super Fan:  Jonah

By Emma Helferich

Our next Lux Blox Super Fan is Jonah Yaffe. This ultimate Lux builder is from Severn, Maryland, and is just nine years old. Jonah has been building with Lux Blox since he was 6 years old. In the last three years, Jonah has grown to love the endless possibilities Lux Blox has to offer.

“It's the flexibility with Lux. If you were playing with any other blocks you couldn’t make the same things you can with Lux. That is why they are my favorite toy!” The flexibility that comes with building Lux Blox allows an opportunity to test engineering and physics theories. 


Jonah and his 7 siblings are homeschooled. In their free time, they spend hours building different creations with Lux Blox in their basement, “It is my go-to during my break”, says Jonah.  Although it depends on his mood, Jonah said his favorite thing to build with Lux Blox is an ax or a sword. One of his biggest creations was a Double-barrel Shotgun, reaching about 2 1⁄2 feet. Jonah said, “I destroyed it afterward, it was fun!”

Another unique creation Jonah created was a tread for a tank he and his dad wanted to build. This was unique because Mike Accera, the co-creator of Lux Blox, used this tread for his tank as well. 


Jonah is an inspiring young man and continues to spread his love for Lux Blox by building with his family and friends. 

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Lux Blox Super Fan

Written by Emma Helferich

As Lux Blox becomes more popular in homes and classrooms throughout the world, we wanted to start a series highlighting some of our Lux Blox super fans. Our first super fan is from Barrington, Illinois and has built hundreds of projects with Lux Blox. 

Timothy Price is 16 years old and has been a loyal fan of Lux Blox for the past year. Some of his favorite things to build are ground vehicles and spaceships. Timothy discovered Lux Blox through his friends who were fans and it didn’t take long for Timothy to get hooked.

Timothy said the durability and creativity that come with Lux Blox are simply unmatchable. His most recent creation has been named, “Cortex Class Assault Cruiser,” this happens to be one his biggest - 7 by 8 inches wide.  Timothy has models utilize all of the Lux Blox parts - squares, trigons, and axles.  And while he has built hundreds of models, so far, his favorite creation is a “Head Hunter Class Medium Tank.” Timothy stated that this was the first time he had pictured one design he planned to build but ended up with something completely different than he had imagined. Timothy stated, “I really like the fact that they (freestyle sets) do not come with any instructions. I can create whatever my imagination comes up with.” One of the most unique things about Lux Blox is some sets come with instructions and others are all up to your imagination. 

Although Lux Blox is known to boost creativity, these blocks are also the perfect construction tool. Last school year, Timothy took a class called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). This is a STEM inspired class and when asked to build a project, Timothy built a “projectile launcher” (or slingshot) made from Lux Blox and a few additional materials - landing him an A in the class! 

Timothy is an inspiring young man and continues to spread his love for Lux Blox by building for the Luxforce. Check out some of his work:

 

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Lux Blox Around the Home and Office

Over the years you have been sending us the cool things you use Lux Blox for around the home and workplace.  (Yes- you discovered that Lux Blox is really more than a toy- it is an actual building material!)  This brings us joy because it is exactly what we had hoped for when creating Lux Blox - that people would use it to innovate and do creative things!  

In Peoria, Illinois, Lux Blox found their way into the bathroom and the kitchen.

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 In this video a mom and her son show off their toothbrush holders in Minnesota.


Ben from Texas built a bridge for his cars with his Dad.

 

When Ben first played with Lux at his grandparents’ house, he was only three. He tiled their floor with Lux Blox. 

floor tiles

 

Many children help their parents stay organized by making them baskets to hold things like mail, magazines, and napkins. 

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These girls in Bloomington, Indiana made iPhone holders for their teacher.

 

Have you or your children created new uses of Lux Blox at your home? Let us know in the comments below!

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