Design Green Design Wooden LEGOs From Mokurukku: A Non-Plastic Alternative By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Mokurukku Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design © Mokurukku For parents who are trying to avoid plastic toys like the plague (and probably with varying degrees of success, considering the ubiquitousness of plastic), there is a Japanese company that is making affordable LEGO-style blocks out of durable woods. Coming in a sack of 50 pieces, Mokurukku's well-crafted wooden MokuLock blocks are made out of maple and birch. Each piece measures approximately 32 by 16 by 13 millimetres, and come in a variety of subtle but natural shades, and textures perfect for sensitive little fingers. © Mokurukku And fear not, if your kids won't part with their plastic LEGOs, according to State of Green these wooden beauties are compatible with their plastic cousins. © Mokurukku An interesting aside: LEGOs used to be made out of wood, before the factory burned down, twice -- prompting the move to plastic LEGOs. The set costs US $32, for ages three and up. Check out Iichi to purchase.