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These pop-up kits turn kids into architects of their own playgrounds

30 Jul 2020

Follies promise to keep kids entertained during the quarantine, and long after.

Chloe Varelidi, an architect turned toy designer, has created a kit that allows kids to build their own playgrounds. That might sound like a dangerous proposition, but the kit, called Follies, consists of 45 flat plastic shapes in bright colors that slide together to create whimsical, Memphis-like structures that kids can easily (and safely) put together themselves. After kids are done building their spaceship, castle, theater, or whatever else they’ve imagined, they can collapse their creation and store away the pieces until the next play session. They’re basically enormous building blocks that kids can actually climb into.

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