How to fix and upcycle things with LEGO® bricksYou know how they say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Well what if it is broken? As it happens, 16th century Japan has been in touch. Their answer to this most puzzling of philosophical questions? Kintsugi.
But what exactly is Kintsugi? Kintsugi, or ‘golden joinery’ is the art of fixing (or upcycling, to be fancy about it) a broken object, usually ceramics, with gold. Those clever Japanese design trailblazers literally spun today’s rubbish into tomorrow’s gold.
Good for them and everything, but what if you’re running low on spare gold? That’s where we come in. Inspired by Kintsugi, we want to help the world do some DIY on a budget by turning the old into new, the ordinary into unique and the broken into fixed.
So don’t throw away those legless chairs, smashed plant pots or crooked crockery – get your Kintsugi on with the help of the humble (and amazing) LEGO® brick.