Collectible papercraft toys – Cubicity

2012-01-18

I decided to start a ‘line’ of very, very simple papercraft toys. I’m calling it Cubicity, as these have a, well, rather square shape, and the overall topic is slightly urban. Well, actually the cubicity people come from all walks of life, and if you look closely you will even discover that some are from fairy land, but I’m happy enough with ‘cubicity’.

These are essentially small boxes (3cm high) which are extremely simple to assemble. The idea is to have toys that are fun to play with and robust enough to last some time. The boxes can be opened and flattened in an instance, making these very portable. The ideal toys to take on a trip, or have the kids kill some time while on an errand with mom/dad.

Making these from paper based on downloadable PDFs, it’s no big deal if they get lost or damaged. Replacement is a matter of 5 minutes of printing and folding (and glueing one flap, so that you can rightfully say you ‘constructed’ these).

I have started a dedicated page for them – they won’t appear on the home page, as there will be a lot of updates – one for each boxy person, and the collection is still growing.

Click here for details and downloadable templates.

On a related note, I am very happy that Cubicity has inspired other people to expand upon the theme: Adrian has sent me a link to his DeviantArt project.

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Comments

  1. Julia, Reply

    My kids and I love your toys! Could you please expand your collection and create more personages like doctor, kids, teacher e etc? Thank you a lot for this great idea.

    1. admin, Reply

      Thanks for your message! I will definitely add more over time, but currently I am very busy with other projects. Once time permits, I will add more. If you want to be informed about updates, please register for the newsletter.

  2. Erica, Reply

    Hi! These are really creative and cute! I’ve made almost all Cubicity figures and my niece adores them! She’s successfully learning animal sounds! I hope you can do animals in the future, like basic animals, cows, birds, and more.

    Thank you!

    1. admin, Reply

      Sounds like a cool idea – if you don’t mind, I’d be happy to see pictures of the party boxes…

  3. YerbasDigitales, Reply

    Great job! I’m going to print it for my kids. Is there any chance to have more than Cubicity in the same paper? So I don’t waste an A4 sheet for each Cubicity.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. admin, Reply

      Thanks for the comment! Unfortunately right now I don’t have enough time to rearrange the cubicity models to fit more onto a page. I will do that eventually, but I’m afraid it will take some time until I get around to doing it.

      1. Erica, Reply

        When I printed mine, I was able to fit two cubicity in one A4 sheet, it could actually fit more but I decided to do two.

  4. bots, Reply

    This is so cool, you should create more stuff like this. I was exciting to see building paper craft from you

  5. Chris Leonard, Reply

    Wow! Real neat. The great graphics really complement the simple form. Can’t wait to see more!

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