Create fantastic structures that challenge possibility on playgrounds, vacant lots, in classrooms, and your very own backyard.

Build-It! Disks are fabricated in the United States from double-walled cardboard for extra durability and strength (these are not pizza boxes, folks), allowing you to build your very best awe-inspiring structures over and over again. They are made from recycled paper and are 100% recyclable!

The Disks are outstanding tools for building collaboration, excitement, conversation and exploring possibility. Utilizing them, we create transformative design-thinking workshops, playground prototyping camps and place-making events.

Build-It! Disks are being used all over the country to help people re-imagine cities, learn better, put on ground-breaking dance performances (!!!) and engage museum goers in awesome, hands-on activities that helps them connect with a museum in new ways.

The Disks have been used at/by the National Building Museum, The Columbus Museum, The Wexner Center, Monona Terrace, Open House New York, Envision Fest, Toronto Interior Design Show, Philadelphia Center For Architecture, Austin’s Art In Public Places, Association of Architectural Organizations, City Science, eTech Conference, Akron Museum of Art, and Children At Play, among others.

We help museums, cultural institutions and schools create uniquely engaging curricula that utilize the Build-It! Disks to leverage great leaps in learning and engagement. We redefine learning and how youth participate in the design of their cities. We will work with you to create custom curricula for your educational needs.


Build-It! Disks are available in batches of 20 disks for $35.

Ready to order? Great, send us an email or visit our Building Hero Project Etsy store.   

All proceeds help support Tiny WPA and The Building Hero Project. Build-It! Disks were developed by Alex Gilliam with the support of the National Building MuseumDomaform and Cynthia Field.