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Lego houses with recycled plastic

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Olivier xxxolivierxxx

Lego houses with recycled plastic

27/02/2017 at 03:41

A few minutes ago, I stumbled upon a video on Facebook showing some people building nice and sturdy houses using wooden lego-like planks. I have seen many people suggesting the idea of making houses using the same method before but there were no solid ideas, so I was thinking we could build a mould in the same shape as those wood planks and make houses with them 🙂
I don’t have time, money or resources to make the moulds myself yet, but a mould for these planks is definitely on my to-do list for this year.

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warrior
27/02/2017 at 03:46
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Adding a few people who have shown intered on this project in the past:

@patodel82
@aidenryan
@dannyg
@rouenast
@tortelld
@rulo
@sonsdev
@dksimpsonau
@davehakkens

helper
27/02/2017 at 05:59
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I just came on here to share that. There are a lot of other similar ideas but I personally find this one to be the most promising because of lesser frame needs and the ability to easily insulate. I think this could be very promising for people who produce a large amount of plastic. I also think you could utilize other “waste” materials such as paper shred for insulation.

here’s another video(in spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ierqMW_FxfE

warrior
28/02/2017 at 17:45
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Thanks for the link @snowpoff, I found an excellent comment in there that applies to the Plastic Brick houses as well 🙂

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helper
28/02/2017 at 22:44
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Hi guys!

There is any mold collection with CNC files or blueprints?

Where do we collect our knowledge? Is there a wiki site or something?

@xxxolivierxxx ?

warrior
28/02/2017 at 23:08
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Hello @vasy
We don’t currently have a collection of moulds, many people around the world is currently testing with their own mould inventions but we don’t have a repository.

However, you can find more info about moulding here:

Mould Design Community, what if…???

and here

Free moulds making class

helper
01/03/2017 at 00:27
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Looks great! In terms of fireproof houses, this is quite interesting… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBkUb_QgJLc

new
03/03/2017 at 14:06
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Hi,

with regard to life size lego blocks, have you heard about EverBlock?

EverBlock

It’s something along the lines of your idea – but not sure whether they use recycled plastic – but it’s something worth a business…

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helper
09/03/2017 at 05:36
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@annathomas I’ve always loved the idea of everblock. I wish I had some since they were in kickstarter but they are incredibly expensive. I think making a recycled equivalent would be super rad.

new
30/04/2017 at 08:06
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It is good if the idea can also be adopted by other manufacturer specially those in line of furniture and interior materials making. Creating such kind of innovation can be an outstanding aspects in recycling or even recreating value of eco friendly materials.

Regards,
James of http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/

new
30/04/2017 at 08:09
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It is good if the idea can also be adopted by other manufacturer specially those in line of furniture and interior materials making. Creating such kind of innovation can be an outstanding aspects in recycling or even recreating value of eco friendly materials.

Regards,
James of http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/

helper
28/06/2017 at 19:48
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Colombian propourse of house in plastic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33CdLjIr_uw

starter
01/07/2017 at 19:52
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Hello!
A couple of Friends and I have been thinking about developing a large lego-like brick idea using the Press and Shredder.
With the goal being to build separators walls and temporary walls more than a full structural house. As @annathomas said, an everblock like structure but Made out of Recycled plastics and Opensource.

Did someone already achieved this?
We would really love to develop this under an Opensource Design and development but we are afraid of legals issues.
Do you guys know if there might be some patents going on?

thanks!

starter
23/07/2017 at 17:28
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EverBlock’s website states: “EverBlock® Systems, LLC is protected by multiple patents and internationally registered designs”

Maybe you can still go around them…

starter
09/08/2017 at 13:48
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Conceptos plasticos already do this :
http://inhabitat.com/lego-like-building-blocks-of-recycled-plastic-allow-colombians-to-build-their-own-homes/
I am searching about the process

starter
09/08/2017 at 23:33
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It’s seems to be extrusion, but steps behind i am not sure.
Anyone have an idea about how they keep a similar grey color each time?
Seps before extrusion?

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helper
10/11/2017 at 10:42
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I like the everblock idea, it would use a crapload of plastic and moulding/pressure would be a bit intense but good idea, may be a different style of block?

starter
08/05/2018 at 03:11
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Hi all!

I am also pretty interested in producing bricks in a smaller scale, initially for my own use.

Regarding the question about the similar color in the Colombian bricks, in the video they mentioned they used some aditives (I think is on the shreeded plastic), so maybe the color comes from there, I dont know, I am not an expert in those issues! jeje

I am wondering about the proper technnique to do the bricks, they use an extruder, however, for a small scales, maybe is also possible the compressor technnique.

Do somebody produce a brick already?

Thank you!

helper
08/05/2018 at 03:24
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Guys this is very complicated. And I do not recommend to use plastics do build bricks.
First of all is very difficult do made large wall in plastics you will need huge plastic injection machine.
And the cooling process will be very difficult with tensions, deformations, etc..

The best way to use plastics is in thin wall products. To extrude larger products you will normally use a fiber as reinforcement or a thermoset.

About the additives: UV stabilizer is strictly necessary.

helper
13/05/2018 at 04:01
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Has anyone got any further with this/reached out to them? I am an architect and could quite easily design something using their principles.
@xxxolivierxxx

warrior
13/05/2018 at 04:03
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@rorydickens
Yes, several entrepreneurs are already building plastic bricks/houses, feel free to search for “lego brick houses” or anything similar on our forum search
https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/search

helper
06/02/2019 at 19:03
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Add me to this list of interested people! In addition to bricks, I’d like to explore other construction materials.

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