Nov.23, 2014

The Open Toy project was born in the summer of 2013 during a workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet in France. Using material waste from the band saw, such as cork and wood, designer Samuel N. Bernier has created a serie of toys with the help of 3D printing. He designed six accessories and printed them out using a Makerbot 3D printer he brought on site to transform the found objects into planes, helicopters and birds etc.

A week after the project had been presented, while looking at the Domaine's garden, Bernier came up with the idea to replace the 'hard to break' wood and cork by vegetables and fruits.

The project was completed ten months later by Thomas Thibault, an intern in Bernier's design team at ​le FabShop's creation studio in Paris. Thibault has added the rocket and submarine parts to the collection.

The Open Toys project were presented to the public for the first time in October, during a workshop at Autodesk Pop Up Gallery in Paris. The children at the workshop were very passionate with the project. With these 3D printed accessories, they turned potatoes, carrots, eggplants and cucumbers into cars, sea vehicles and space ships.

le FabShop has now published the design fils of Open Toys on Thingiverse so their users can download and print their own for free. They also encourage users to contribute to the Open Toys project by adding new models to the collection.

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