The future of affordable housing is Lego houses?

Danish company showcases 3D printed Lego-style home idea

Affordable housing is a worldwide challenge, even here in the United States. But when you think of it, people may have been playing with – and building – the very solution to the problem for going on 80-plus years.

The good news? No Kragle necessary, the blocks fit snuggly together.

A real-life Lego house? Why not?

We've all played with Legos. Whether it was when we were children ourselves or helping our youngsters construct their own structural marvel, Lego has been inspiring imagination since the company was founded in Denmark in 1932.

If our Lego-constructed houses are good enough to be the home of tiny Lego figures, then why shouldn't they be good enough on a much bigger scale, to house real people?

With such thoughts in mind, Amsterdam has unveiled a prototype 3D printed home made from giant plastic bricks.

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