When Mike and Heather Acerra started to develop Lux Blox, they were informed by their experience observing their sons play with construction toys. The couple was driven by their passion for heuristic learning (learning by playing) and their enthusiasm for great design. Mike, an artist by training, and Heather, a human resources executive, didn’t have a background in toy making when they started out.
Like many small-business owners, they just started exploring, learning, and developing. Lux's ingenious design replicates what nature does at a molecular level, allowing simple to very complex structures to be built. Lux is 100% manufactured in the United States!
Lux has been recognized with many notable awards including the 2019 FedEx Small Business Challenge Grand Prize, Parents' Choice Gold Award, Top Toy by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, called Next Level Legos by New York Magazine, and certified by STEM.org at the highest level.
Lux was designed to give people a means of better understanding their world through the activity of construction. Lux achieves this by using moving linkages to build things as we find them in our world. This unique characteristic offers natural springboards into a wide variety of subject matter and disciplines. This was the intention of the inventors - to stimulate curiosity, exploration and creativity, and to build connections to the world.