You don’t need to be a specialist in urban design to build with Ittyblox, a collection of miniature 3D-printed buildings from cities including London, Miami, and New York. Although it couldn’t hurt. The 1:1,000-scale replicas, printed in full-color sandstone, capture the signature details of recognizable buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Westminster Hall in London. To fill in space between landmarks, the collection also includes generic office towers and residential blocks.
Ittyblox, which can be arranged on a collection of baseplate grids each measuring 2.4 inches wide and 3.5 inches long, are a cross between digital design games like SimCity and traditional toy building blocks. And, like both, it encourages a variety of configurations. Modules range in price from $5.90 for a 0.4-inch-long-by-0.9-inch-wide Miami hotel to $93.22 for a 4-inch-long-by-2.2-inch-wide New York City block. Available on-demand through online 3D printing platform Shapeways, the Ittyblox buildings are joined by ramps, roads, and parks to encourage the spread of your tiny urban domain.