Elon Musk’s Hyperloop-focused tunnelling firm, the Boring Company, has some novel ways of raising capital.
After shifting plenty of hats and flamethrowers, Musk is now selling real world interlocking bricks that could fashion low-cost houses.
He’s turning the rocks harvested from below ground into LEGO-like blocks which Musk says could be used to build the outer walls of a house in little more than a day.
In a series of tweets, Musk describes the bricks as “new merch”. He says they are super strong, lightweight and “guaranteed to be Flamethrower-proof” (via Electrek).
Initially, just like any good LEGO set, they’ll be sold as themed kits. The first will be ancient Egypt, allowing buyers to recreate the pyramids in their own back yards.
There’s no news yet on when they’ll be available, but Musk says it’ll be available soon.
The Boring Company is planning to build its vacuum-powered Hyperloop transport systems in a number of US cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago. Musk also has preliminary approval for a New York to Washington D.C. transportation system.
Earlier this month, he said he was adjusting the Hyperloop plan to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars.
Incidentally, when asked by a Twitter follower when those infamous flamethrowers will arrive, Musk said they’ll probably be delivered in May.
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