Everybody loves Lego. But if you have friends or family who think that all that plastic isn't eco-friendly, there's an alternative: earth blocks.
Made from of a composite of cedar tree bark, compressed dust from sawn cedar logs, and coffee beans — as well as just enough polypropylene to hold it all together — these bricks might convince even the most ardent environmentalist to sit down and play.
You won't find any vibrant primary colors, though: the sets tend to vary batch-to-batch depending on what goes into them, but they all retain the muted, natural hues of the raw ingredients. [Guggenheim via Design Boom]