Carbon Fiber Tiles Are Adult-Approved

You really don't want to step on these.
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It’s brutal when adulthood forces you to put away childish things. We’ll be damned if tricycles aren’t some good, stable fun, and hell if Moon Boots don’t immediately improve a man’s disposition, if not his chances to pass on those Moon Boot-loving genes. Thankfully, a recent successful Kickstarter means you can still hang on to Legos—well, some Legos. Namely, these 1X2 carbon fiber tiles machined from aerospace-grade carbon fiber. Exactly 3mm tall, these space-age tiles are as sturdy as they are beautiful, coming in a high-gloss black finish that allows the intersecting pattern of the carbon weave to shimmer through. Right now, they’re meant to be used with regular Legos as a cool customizing touch, but stay tuned for different sizes and shapes, as well as possible tiles made from aluminum and stainless steel. In the meantime, grab a pack and start regressing in exquisite style. Worst case scenario: You make yourself a kickass coaster. [$20 a pack; kickstarter.com]

Photos by Mark Carpenter