It's hard to argue the fact that Lego is one of the greatest toys of all time, but who says the plastic building blocks have to only be used as toys? The creators of these wonderful Togetherfarm Blocks—made from recycled food-grade plastic—are intended for use as planters and garden boxes in any shape or size you can imagine.
The idea gained momentum as a crowdfunded US Kickstarter project. The starter set—which includes 24 standard-sized blocks—is available for international shipping. The site says: Yes, we can ship internationally. Please send us a message with the city and country you want the blocks to be sent to, and we'll calculate the additional shipping that you can add into your pledge". The interlocking blocks can be assembled into a simple six-inch deep planter box, but you can buy additional sets to build as large a planter empire as you need.
Like Lego, the Togetherfarm blocks are designed to hold together on their own when stacked. But you can also use standard screws to reinforce and guarantee your structure doesn't come apart. And while they're only available in black right now, coloured versions of the blocks are being developed if you're looking for something a little more vibrant. [Togetherfarm]