To celebrate its 15th birthday as a design firm, Turin-based Nucleo wanted to give back to its supporters. For the occasion, the company re-imagined its Histogram Table in 3,193 LEGO bricks, a self-professed "affordable" take on the €2,500 original. And by affordable, Nucleo means free: the design is intended to be built by anyone, so long as they have a couple thousand primary-color LEGOs lying around.
The Lego Histogram 2.0 replaces the wood and epoxy resin used for the Histogram 1.0 version—which debuted last year as part of Nilufar's product line—with widely available LEGOs to create a De Stijl negative of the smancier high-priced model. As it turns out, however, finding exactly the right kinds of LEGOs proved the hardest part of the process. As they tell Co Design, the designers sourced their precious plastic bricks from a host of different online outlets, a convoluted strategy to say the least.
Still, they persevered and logged all of the work in a 868-page instructional manual, which you can comb through here. The manual specifies each LEGO type that you'll need to make your very own Histogram table, providing you have the patience and time to do so. Also included are thorough step-by-step instructions, in case you want to crowd-source the labor (your kids gotta do something this summer). Head over to Nucleo's site for more.