We grew up building the wackiest LEGO creations our minds could dream up. We never got sick of LEGO even into adulthood, but we’re far more interested in real world creations using materials like cinder blocks, bricks, gas pipe and reclaimed wood. As much as we love full-scale building projects, you don’t always have to build a garage, fire pit or a garden. For all those times when you still want to play without going full-scale there’s Mini Materials. A few short years ago, a team of like-minded people decided to make tiny versions of all the most common building materials used today. Mini cinder blocks at 1:12 scale. Empress breeze blocks at 1:12 scale. Red bricks at 1:6 scale. They’re all available in the Mini Materials Ultimate Sample Kit, which also includes a set of mahogany pallet coasters. If you’re going for the full construction experience, Mini Materials even has a 1:12 scale mini pallet jack for moving all your building blocks on pallets.