Labyrinth by Nathaniel Jones is a tilting marble run designed to educate children about materials and recycling through play. It challenges children to sort each material through the layered tracks in order to recycle the materials. It also promotes teamwork and the development of fine motor skills through the tilting motion needed to move the balls along the path.
The modular track construction allows the children to customize and create a huge variety of track layouts. This allows for expansion of the product to supplement the play experience and extend the product’s longevity. Designed to last and grow with the child through their childhood Labyrinth’s modular construction promotes creative play that evolves.
Designed for CNC manufacture, the game body uses joints to allow easy assembly, disassembly and repair. Designed for local production through CNC, laser cutting and 3D printing components. Open sourced batch production is becoming increasingly popular as designers and local makers are more connected than ever.
Sustainability is promote through the toy itself, the materials and manufacturing methods chosen. Designing each component to slot together without adhesives means Labyrinth can be disassembled, repaired and parts replaced easily. This mirrors the values promoted through the modular game. Labyrinth project is one of graduate projects of “Sustainable Product Design” at Falmouth University, it is currently currently preparing to exhibit at “New Designers” 2018 in London.
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