Usually, my only contact with non-Lego interlocking building blocks is throwing out the Mega Bloks in the bulk Lego I buy from time to time. I have a sort of Nuremberg Law thing going and don’t tolerate any fake Lego to consort with the pure line. It is removed and given away as soon as I detect it.

I have however, just acquired some “nanoblocks”. In the shop I was browsing they just looked like adorable tiny Japanese copies of Lego bricks – I could see a lot of 2 x 4’s, 1 x 1s, 1 x 2’s and so on. The truth turned out to be more interesting. Continue reading