Lux - Connecting Nature to Play Through Principles
Made in the U.S.A.
Lux was created by artist/inventor Michael Acerra because he and his wife Heather wanted to give the world a block that could build everything as nature does. Lux revolutionizes the possibilities of construction block creations by combining innovative technology with nature's design principles.
With Lux, builders are now free to make structures that curve, bend, and move. The unique, patent-pending snap and lock hinge system allows you to create structures that flex, twist, and turn, while retaining strength and stability. Now builders and innovators of all ages can use Lux to model machines, biological organisms, architecture --- or whatever structures they can imagine!
Lux is packaged and headquartered in Galesburg, Illinois. Lux blocks and wooden accessories are produced in Illinois and Wisconsin. Lux is proudly associated with Bridgeway, which packages our products and provides both services and employment to persons in need.
Lux means “light” in Latin. Our mission is to light the imagination of all who create with Lux and give children the power to build whatever they wish.
In 2011, Michael Acerra and his wife, Heather, decided to put their full efforts into designing a construction system that meets the challenges of the 21st century. Michael and Heather have worked closely together in the development and production launch of Lux.
Michael and Heather attribute these three people - architects, scientists, inventors and educators – for strongly influencing their enthusiasm, inspiration, and motivation to create Lux.
- Buckminster Fuller, American inventor and creator of the geodesic dome (the bubble-like building that covers Disney’s Epcot Center), who showed us the importance of understanding the behavior of whole systems
- Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, who showed us the amazing beauty and importance of putting harmony and unity into everything we do
- Friedrich Froebel, German educationalist and inventor of kindergarten, who developed play materials and construction toys to help children become familiar with the principles governing our universe
We believe that genius can be taught
We believe that training requires the right tools
We believe that play and discovery are inextricably linked
We believe to be successful you must do what others fear
We believe in challenging conventional wisdom
We believe that if you lack inspiration, you are listening to the wrong music