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Indic Bricks DIY kits to be available for sale starting October 2021.


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INDIC BRICKS
Teach Your Children Well

Indic Bricks is an initiative by MakersLoft to celebrate Indian culture and its rich heritage through DIY blocks and bricks. 


The idea is to make it fun and interesting for children and adults to engage in India's rich heritage, diversity, architecture, culture, customs, symbols and knowledge systems. Indic Bricks  aims to embrace the diversity of thought, values, perspectives, traditions and customs that make up the pluralistic society in India. 

Bring home good luck and prosperity

Ganesha building blocks set

Indic Bricks by MakersLoft proud to bring, for the first time, an Indian deity as a DIY building
blocks set for children and adults. An ideal gift for Diwali or other auspicious occasions.

  • For ages: 8+ years
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • No. of pieces: 484 parts. 100% Lego compatible.
  • Instructions Booklet: Included
  • Estimated Building time: 3-5 hours
  • Technical Support:      If you are stuck somewhere during the build and need help, contact us at +91-6290126203 / +91-8335075374 and we will connect you with one of our Brick Experts
Order your Ganesha today

Kendriya Mahadeva Temple

A small scale model (60 cm wide) of Kandriya Mahadeva temple built using 10,000+ bricks. The  actual temple  spreads over an area of 6 square kilometres. It is considered one of the best examples of temples preserved from the medieval period in India. It is located in Madhya Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva.  It is built in the nagara-style of architecture common in temples in North India.


Interested in purchasing this or other models? Contact us on WhatsApp

A Ganesha mini-figure. Lord Ganesha is  a Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors.

A Kathakali dancer made using Lego Technic and Mindstorms parts.  Kathakali is a major form of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kathakali is a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of Kerala. 

A robotic Ganesha model made using Lego Technic and Mindstorms parts. Lord Ganesha is  a Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. Video coming shortly!

A small scale Lego model of the Kailasha Temple, a masterpiece of human creative genius. It is the largest rock cut (carved from a single rock) structure in the world. It was dug out of a basalt cliff 120 ft deep!  The Lego model is designed by the incredibly talented Guy Gabizon
What is ingenious is that it was carved with just hammers and chisels, more than 1,200 years ago. 
Nearly 2,00,000 tonnes of rock had to be hauled away, before artisans could begin sculpting the temple. The Kailasha temple is located in Ellora not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra.
There is a fascinating story on why they started to chip from the top - something we hope to share when this model becomes a set that people can buy and gift to children or even adults.
Please contact us at info@makersloft.in if you would like to purchase this model.

Mathematics in Ancient Architecture

Lego Spiral Stairs

Advanced scientific and mathematical concepts like fractals were applied in architecture of temples, palaces, water structures, town planning and even street designing. INDIC BRICKS hopes to bring some of these to you in a form that children can explore.

Helical Stepwell

This Helical stepwell is situated in the outskirts of Champaner, towards Vadodara and was made in the 16th century CE. It boasts a spiral staircase which is 1.2 meter wide which are narrower to the centre and wider towards the wall. 

Mathematical

representation of log spiral equivalent to helical well geometry. It exhibits fractal in the form of spirals. It indirectly suggests the type of fractals that once originates from zero and then expands to infinity in the form of a spiral.

Fractals in Nature

A nautilus shell serves to illustrate the simple, repetitive process that creates a spiral. The organism keeps expanding its home by adding sections to its shell. Each section is a little bigger than the one before, and a little bit rotated. 

Want to collaborate?

Are you a Lego builder/designer? Are you a person with expertise in Indology? Do you sell products of Indian heritage interest in India or abroad?

Please  connect with us on info@makersloft.in

The story behind Indic Bricks

I have been working with Lego for many years now... creating STEM programs for young children. It has been a personal hobby too - a chance to build some of the world's most magnificent monuments in bricks. However, I couldn't help but notice that there is only one Indian monument that has ever made it to Lego's august shortlist. You don't have to guess. It is that great symbol of love, the Taj Mahal of course. But what about the other feats of Architecture spread across our great nation? The many forts and palaces. The beautiful stepwells. The divine temples that we so take for granted. If we could incorporate these into our programs and teach students about the Science, Math, Engineering and History behind them!

I see Indian kids so fascinated with Avengers, Star Wars, Marvel and Disney characters and stories. In India, we have our own heroes and mythological super heroes that we are losing connection with.  We want to make it fun for children to engage with characters from India, so they can understand our roots & traditions better, interact with Indic ideas create our own narratives!
- Meghna Bhutoria, Founder, MakersLoft & Indic Bricks

What is Heritage?

Heritage is a cultural legacy or tradition passed on within a community from one generation to another. Heritage includes traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. 

Built Heritage

Historic buildings, gardens, secular and religious buildings, streets and towns help us understand how people in earlier times lived and interacted with each other. These need to be protected as landmarks of our historic environment.

Natural Heritage

Our interaction with the natural environment—lakes, hills, trees, animals, birds—is central to the way we look at life. All our cultural expressions —art, folklore, religion and customs— stem from this core. A respect for our local environment ultimately leads to a deeper understanding of our own culture and that of others

Living Heritage

Traditions of crafts and performing arts, culinary and medical knowledge, folktales and rituals are all part of a heritage that continues to be practiced. It is handed down from one generation to the next, maintaining the thread of a continuous tradition

Indian theme projects by students

Indian Wedding Rituals

Made by children on age 4-15 years from across India, for Lego Contest organized by MakersLoft 

Indian Jewellery Showcase

Made by children on age 4-15 years for Lego Contest organized by MakersLoft 

The Ratha Yatra Festival by Chittesh (5 Years) from Rourkela. It is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath. It’s derived from two Sanskrit worlds Ratha means chariot and Yatra which means journey or pilgrimage. Ratha yatra is a journey in a chariot accompanied by the public. It is world famous & one of the oldest Hindu festivals celebrated in Puri, Odisha (India) and other parts India & World.

Lord Shiva made in Lego by 9 year old Sai Akshat Chakka from Hyderabad.  The model features a crescent moon on the head, holy ganga river flowing from the hair, serpent around the neck, third eye on the forehead and his weapon - the trishul, Lingam, Nandi

Miniature Taj Mahalby Tanaya Deshpande (5 yrs) from Bangalore